a division of the Department of the Interior, created in 1910, that studies the nation’s mineral resources and inspects mines.
government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials. the body of officials and administrators, especially of a government or government department. excessive multiplication of, and concentration of power in, administrative bureaus or administrators. administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine. Contemporary Examples It’s Scandalous to Keep Using Black Boxes in Airplanes Like MH370 Clive […]
an official of a bureaucracy. an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment. Contemporary Examples The Book That Changed the World Jimmy So October 6, 2011 How Obama’s Latin America Tour Could Help the Economy Mac Margolis March 18, 2011 Weekly Jobless Claims Riddle Semi-Solved Michael Tomasky October 11, 2012 China’s Anthony […]
a style of language, used especially by bureaucrats, that is full of circumlocutions, euphemisms, buzzwords, abstractions, etc. Contemporary Examples ‘The Accidental Terrorist’: a California Accountant’s Coup Adam Piore May 1, 2012
of, relating to, or characteristic of a bureaucrat or a bureaucracy; arbitrary and routine. Contemporary Examples What’s Missing from the Jerusalem Day Speil Gershom Gorenberg May 20, 2012 How Netanyahu Plays the Settlement Game Michael Omer-Man November 12, 2013 Historical Examples Nursing as Caring Anne Boykin adjective of or relating to bureaucrats; characterized by bureaucracy […]