Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adherent or a proponent of technocracy.
  • n. A technical expert, especially one in a managerial or administrative position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An advocate of technocracy.
  • n. An expert in some technology, especially one in a managerial or administrative role.
  • n. An individual who makes decisions based solely on technical information and not personal or public opinion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a technical specialist exercising governmental or managerial authority.
  • n. a proponent of technocracy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expert who is a member of a highly skilled elite group
  • n. an advocate of technocracy

Etymologies

From techno- + -crat. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word technocrat can also refer to an advocate of a form of government in which experts preside.

    Slate Articles

  • Firmly on the left of the party, the former minister has been described as a technocrat and policy-wonk versus Hollande's political animal.

    The Guardian World News

  • Lucas Papademos, the newly chosen prime minister of Greece, has been called a "technocrat"

    Slate Articles

  • Churchill describes Eichmann as a "technocrat" -- substantially divorced from the literal force of violence used against the Jews.

    American Thinker

  • While this can sound seductive, what the technocrat is really saying is "we don’t trust you consumers to make the right standards choice, so we will make it for you" or possibly "you consumers will just get confused if you have too much choice so we will limit the choice for you".

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Respecting Individual Decision-Making

  • In Russia, markets paused in surprise after President Vladimir Putin's latest cabinet reshuffle, then rallied as soon as they saw the magic word technocrat attached to his new prime minister.

    SAFER THAN IT SEEMS

  • On the one side, both coalitions agree to go back to the polls, or, perhaps, most importantly, there will be a so-called technocrat government, a transitional government, perhaps, led by a nonpolitical figure until new elections can be called.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2006

  • He is primarily what I call in the book a technocrat, which is a-- a-- a form of stasist that is very prevalent in American politics, has been for at least 100 years.

    The Future and Its Enemies

  • The technocrat is the one who is in favor or implements the technocracy.

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  • ADDIS ABABA - Depending on who's talking, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika is described as a technocrat, a back-stabber, a political maverick or an anti-corruption crusader ....

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