bureaucrat

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(byʊr'ə-krăt') pronunciation
n.
  1. An official of a bureaucracy.
  2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
bureaucratic bu'reau·crat'ic adj.
bureaucratically bu'reau·crat'i·cal·ly adv.

Government employee who follows a rigid procedure in administering the responsibilities of a position. Aclassical bureaucrat follows a set of rules and procedures in an impersonal manner. Abureaucrat is a career professional evaluated on the basis of merit and skill.

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adj

Definition: administrative
Antonyms: relaxed, simple

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bureaucrat

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pronunciation

IN BRIEF: A government official.

pronunciation Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no. — Morton C. Blackwell

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(byoor-uh-krat)

Someone who works in or controls a bureaucracy. The term is often used negatively to describe a petty, narrow-minded person. (See also conformity and organization man.)

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Bureaucrat

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Dansk (Danish)
n. - bureaukrat

Nederlands (Dutch)
bureaucraat

Français (French)
n. - bureaucrate

Deutsch (German)
n. - Bürokrat

Ελληνική (Greek)
n. - γραφειοκράτης

Italiano (Italian)
burocrate

Português (Portuguese)
n. - burocrata (m) (f)

Русский (Russian)
бюрократ

Español (Spanish)
n. - burócrata

Svenska (Swedish)
n. - byråkrat

中文(简体)(Chinese (Simplified))
官僚作风的人, 官僚政治论者, 官僚

中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 官僚作風的人, 官僚政治論者, 官僚

한국어 (Korean)
n. - 공무원

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 官僚, 官僚主義者

العربيه (Arabic)
‏(الاسم) موظف حكومي‏

עברית (Hebrew)
n. - ‮ביורוקרט‬


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