Definition of bureaucratic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbjʊrəˈkrætɪk//
(often disapproving)
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connected with a bureaucracy or bureaucrats and involving complicated official rules which may seem unnecessary bureaucratic power/control/procedures/organizations The report revealed a great deal of bureaucratic inefficiency. centralized bureaucratic administration
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bureaucratic