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[byoo-rok-ruh-tahyz] /byʊˈrɒk rəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), bureaucratized, bureaucratizing.
to divide an administrative agency or office into bureaus.
to increase the number of government or business bureaus.
to cause to become bureaucratic or to resemble a bureaucracy:
to bureaucratize a city's social services.
Also, especially British, bureaucratise.
Origin of bureaucratize
1890-95; < French bureaucratiser. See bureaucrat, -ize
Related forms
bureaucratization, noun
debureaucratize, verb (used with object), debureaucratized, debureaucratizing. Unabridged
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  • Structural problems of school size, bureaucratization, and fragmentation exacerbate the problems of uninspiring pedagogy.
  • Now bureaucratization and organization have placed much of science beyond public reach.
  • Downside to these economies of scale: increased bureaucratization and depersonalized service.
  • Additionally, some staff may react negatively to what they could consider the increased bureaucratization of their roles.
  • Organizational relationships involve high district engagement and low bureaucratization.
British Dictionary definitions for bureaucratization


(transitive) to administer by or transform into a bureaucracy
Derived Forms
bureaucratization, bureaucratisation, noun
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