Definition of 'bureaucracy'
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We pay enough for government bureaucracy already. The Sun (2013)But they can also suffer from bureaucracy and stifling hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The clear downside is the extra administration and bureaucracy these reforms will bring. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has a good grasp of how the bureaucracy works. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The changes were supposed to reduce bureaucracy but the opposite has happened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is too much bureaucracy and red tape at the moment. The Sun (2010)They felt government bureaucracy had vanquished the muses. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)It also promises to reduce bureaucracy further. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The system is riddled with bureaucracy and red tape. The Sun (2013)The voters who are most bitter about government bureaucracy vote for more government programs. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Any government attempt to save money and reduce bureaucracy deserves applause. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The figures suggest that sweeping reforms to a system riddled with bureaucracy and inertia are beginning to bear fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once again, all the failings of local bureaucracy are perfectly observed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are trying to work through the bureaucracy in Washington. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A snapshot of the local bureaucracy suggests that there may be better ways of spending the money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Set up ten years ago to boost regional economies, they are seen as an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy and expense. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The answer has to be a system that is accountable to the people it serves, not to the political establishment and a centralised bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Both parties talk about improving discipline and freeing schools from unnecessary bureaucracy, though neither has said how they are going to deliver these goals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Patients are at the mercy of a fragmented health system obsessed with bureaucracy rather than with the needs of the people it serves, charities say. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the result was an astronomical increase in bureaucracy and administration costs, leading to double-digit healthcare inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'bureaucracy'
British English: bureaucracy /bjʊəˈrɒkrəsɪ/ NOUN
A bureaucracy is an administrative system operated by a large number of officials.
State bureaucracies can tend to stifle enterprise and initiative.
- American English: bureaucracy
- Arabic: بيروقْراطِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: burocracia
- Chinese: 官僚
- Croatian: birokracija
- Czech: byrokracie
- Danish: bureaukrati
- Dutch: bureaucratie
- European Spanish: burocracia
- Finnish: byrokratia
- French: bureaucratie
- German: Bürokratie
- Greek: γραφειοκρατία
- Italian: burocrazia
- Japanese: 官僚主義
- Korean: 관료주의
- Norwegian: byråkrati
- Polish: biurokracja
- European Portuguese: burocracia
- Romanian: birocrație
- Russian: бюрократия
- Spanish: burocracia
- Swedish: byråkrati
- Thai: ระบบบริหารที่มีพิธีรีตรอง
- Turkish: bürokrasi
- Ukrainian: бюрократія
- Vietnamese: bộ máy công chức
Definition of bureaucracy from the Collins English Dictionary
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