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bureaucracy

bu·reauc·ra·cy

bureaucracy

 
 
pronunciation:
byr a kr si
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: bureaucracies
definition 1: an organized group of hired officials, esp. governmental.
The governor is at the head of the state bureaucracy.
similar words:
office
definition 2: a system of administration characterized by excessive routine and inflexible rules.
The reforms would have been implemented years ago if it had not been for the bureaucracy.
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