burocracy (plural bureaucracies)
- Structure and regulations in place to control activity. Usually in large organizations and government operations.
1963, Henry Louis Mencken, The American language: an inquiry into the development of English in the United States., Digitized edition, published 2009, page 491:
- … 1962 Style Book, p63, specifies the following: aging, altho, ameba, analog, apolog, burocracy, burocratic, …
2009, Joan Cabestany, Francisco Sandoval, Alberto Prieto, Bio-Inspired Systems: Computational and Ambient Intelligence, Springer, →ISBN, page 525:
- In this way, inter-unit relationships can be specified in order to define at communication level some well-known agent organizations model such as hierachies, burocracies, federations, etc.
structure and regulations in place to control activity