inflexible routine

inflexible routine
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  • inflexible — [[t]ɪnfle̱ksɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is inflexible cannot be altered in any way, even if the situation changes. Workers insisted the new system was too inflexible... Charles was a man of settled habits and inflexible routine. Syn …   English dictionary

  • Bureaucracy — is the structure and set of regulations in place to control activity, usually in large organizations and government. As opposed to adhocracy, it is represented by standardized procedure (rule following) that dictates the execution of most or all… …   Wikipedia

  • bureaucracy — I noun administration, agency, authorities, delegated authority, departmentalization, governance, government, government by bureaus, government office, governmental procedure, governmental system for decision making, inflexible routine,… …   Law dictionary

  • bureaucracy — [byoo rä′krə sē, byo͞orä′krə sē] n. pl. bureaucracies [Fr bureaucratie < BUREAU + cratie, CRACY] 1. the administration of government through departments and subdivisions managed by sets of appointed officials following an inflexible routine 2 …   English World dictionary

  • bureaucracy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. officialism; officiousness; red tape. See authority. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Government] Syn. officialdom, administration, the Establishment, the authorities, apparatchiki, the powers that be, city… …   English dictionary for students

  • Levée (ceremony) — Lever ( rising ), adopted in English as levée initially the simple act of getting up in the morning was raised to a ceremonial custom at the court of Louis XIV. In the court etiquette that Louis formalized, the set of extremely elaborated… …   Wikipedia

  • red tape — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bureaucracy, officialdom; paperwork; delay, hindrance. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Delay] Syn. wait, inaction, roadblock, holdup; see impediment 1 . 2. [Bureaucracy] Syn. officialism, paperwork, inflexible …   English dictionary for students

  • Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …   Universalium

  • set — I verb 1) Beth set the bag on the table Syn: put (down), place, lay, deposit, position, settle, leave, stand, plant, posit; informal stick, dump, park, plunk 2) the cottage is set on a hill …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

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