(Latin: suffix; state, quality, condition, or act of; forming nouns)
2. Government by new or inexperienced officials.
3. A government administered untried officials.
2. A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore; sometimes also called apothecary.
3. The branch of the health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs.
4. A place where drugs are compounded or dispensed.
2. A condition of being the most important or the strongest: It is now obvious that civil laws have taken primacy over religious laws.
Shirley has established primacy in her occupation as a computer expert.
2. Supreme power or authority or a position of superiority or authority over all others.
2. A philosophy that advocates the enlistment of a bureaucracy of highly trained engineers, scientists, or technicians to run the government and society.
3. The control of society or industry by technical experts; a ruling body of such experts.
No nation has yet been governed as a technocracy, and the concept has been criticized as excessively materialistic and inadequately attuned to social, psychological, and artistic considerations.
Technocracy historically was a school of thought originating in the United States in the 1930s, arguing that the nation could be rescued from the Great Depression if politicians were replaced by scientists and engineers having the technical expertise to manage the nation's economy and natural resources.
Technocracy used growth and decline curves to predict a wide range of societal trends.