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addaword.gifdefinition of bureaucratese

noun
jargon that seems to be deliberately obscure, as used in businesses and bureaucracies
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how one could go about 'unpacking' bureaucratese through the Phasal Analysis of an e-mail office memo …
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/04/2013 15:33:00
Definition of bureaucratese from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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