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technocrat

[tek-nuh-krat] /ˈtɛk nəˌkræt/
noun
1.
a proponent, adherent, or supporter of technocracy.
2.
a technological expert, especially one concerned with management or administration.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; techno- + -crat
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  • With this goes a technocrat's faith that government can enact them.
  • Gone was the cold, arrogant, sharp-tongued technocrat.
  • But he never managed to brush off his image as a heartless, arrogant technocrat.
  • He is a back-room technocrat, more at ease in a suit behind a desk than winning popular affection in the townships and villages.
  • His colleagues resented this technocrat's installation in such a senior position.
  • To the blind technocrat, the means were more important than the ends.
  • From the perspective of a technocrat, resettlement requires technical planning based on the principles of scale and efficiency.
Word Origin and History for technocrat
n.

1932, back-formation from technocracy. Related: Technocratic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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