American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A government or social system controlled by technicians, especially scientists and technical experts.
- n. A system of governance where people who are skilled or proficient govern in their respective areas of expertise. A type of meritocracy based on people's ability and knowledge in a given area.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. government by technical specialists.
- n. a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control
- techno- (“technical”, “technicians”) + -cracy (“rule by”) (Wiktionary)
- Greek tekhnē, skill; see technical + -cracy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This technocracy is about as workable as the theocracy of Iran.”
“The argument I was addressing was that technocracy is incompetent.”
“So there's no doubt that machinery, especially in the age that I call a technocracy, made life better according to values that I think most of us would accept.”
“And there lies the error in the idea of technocracy in its more general meaning, “rule by experts.””
“What one can say with certainty is that the new generation will not come from the ranks of former guerrillas, but from the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the emerging "technocracy" - those whom Raul has been steadily appointing to government in recent years.”
“It breeds a sort of conflation of cynicism and elitism, or in other words technocracy.”
“If Mr. McCay thinks that the image of an enormous mechanical dragon devouring a city is going to make me think the idea of technocracy is bad, he is sorely mistaken.”
“Condescension toward volunteers derives from what can be called technocracy, a mode of domination that has spread throughout our society like a silent civic disease.”
“It was called technocracy, which was a theory or movement advocating management and control of the economy, government and social system by technological experts.”
“In short, the health care sciences ought to work to foster an ethic of patient care that resists technocracy, that is, an ethic that will be respectful of and responsible for patient diversity for the good life”
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