noun (plural -cies) Date: 1919 government by technicians; specifically management of society by technical experts

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  • technocracy — tech‧noc‧racy [tekˈnɒkrəsi ǁ ˈnɑː ] noun technocracies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] a social system in which people with a lot of scientific or technical knowledge have a lot of power: • The higher ranks of the civil service were steeped… …   Financial and business terms

  • technocracy — ech*noc ra*cy, n. government by technical specialists. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • technocracy — 1919, coined by W.H. Smyth in Industrial Management as a name for a new system of government by technical experts, from TECHNO (Cf. techno ) + CRACY (Cf. cracy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • technocracy — ☆ technocracy [tek näk′rə sē ] n. [ TECHNO + CRACY] government by technicians; specif., the theory or doctrine of a proposed system of government in which all economic resources, and hence the entire social system, would be controlled by… …   English World dictionary

  • technocracy — /tek nok reuh see/, n., pl. technocracies for 2, 3. 1. a theory and movement, prominent about 1932, advocating control of industrial resources, reform of financial institutions, and reorganization of the social system, based on the findings of… …   Universalium

  • Technocracy — NOTOC Technocracy ( techno from the Greek tekhne for skill, cracy from the Greek kratos for power ) may refer to:Political termsTechnocracy (bureaucratic), a governmental or organizational system where decision makers are selected based upon how… …   Wikipedia

  • technocracy — [[t]teknɒ̱krəsi[/t]] technocracies 1) N COUNT COLL A technocracy is a group of scientists, engineers, and other experts who have political power as well as technical knowledge. ...the power of the Brussels technocracy. 2) N COUNT A technocracy is …   English dictionary

  • Technocracy — A form of government where decision makers are chosen for a governing office based on their technical expertise and background. A technocracy differs from a traditional democracy in that individuals elected to a leadership role are chosen through …   Investment dictionary

  • technocracy — UK [tekˈnɒkrəsɪ] / US [tekˈnɑkrəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms technocracy : singular technocracy plural technocracies a government or social system controlled by scientists and other technical experts …   English dictionary

  • Technocracy —    Led by engineer Howard Scott, the technocracy movement appeared in the early 1930s and proposed that only trained and qualified engineers could ensure the full and efficient use of the nation’s industrial power and natural resources. They… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

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