technocrat
technocrat ech"no*crat, n. 1. a technical specialist exercising governmental or managerial authority. [PJC]

2. a proponent of technocracy. [PJC] -- {technocratic}, a. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • technocrat — 1932, back formation from TECHNOCRACY (Cf. technocracy). Related: Technocratic …   Etymology dictionary

  • technocrat — UK [ˈteknəkræt] / US [ˈteknəˌkræt] noun [countable] Word forms technocrat : singular technocrat plural technocrats a scientist or other technical expert with a high position in industry or government Derived word: technocratic UK [ˌteknəˈkrætɪk]… …   English dictionary

  • technocrat — [[t]te̱knəkræt[/t]] technocrats N COUNT A technocrat is a scientist, engineer, or other expert who is one of a group of similar people who have political power as well as technical knowledge …   English dictionary

  • technocrat — noun Date: 1932 1. an adherent of technocracy 2. a technical expert; especially one exercising managerial authority …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • technocrat — /tek neuh krat /, n. 1. a proponent, adherent, or supporter of technocracy. 2. a technological expert, esp. one concerned with management or administration. [1930 35; TECHNO + CRAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • technocrat — noun a) An expert in some technology, especially one in a managerial or administrative role. b) An individual who makes decisions based solely on technical information and not personal or public opinion …   Wiktionary

  • technocrat — tech|no|crat [ˈteknəkræt] n a skilled scientist who has a lot of power in industry or government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • technocrat — tech|no|crat [ teknə,kræt ] noun count a scientist or other technical expert with a high position in industry or government ╾ tech|no|crat|ic [ ,teknə krætık ] adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • technocrat — tech·no·crat || teknəʊkræt n. advocate of technocracy, one who supports a government based on technological knowledge …   English contemporary dictionary

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