Adjective "meritocratic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌmɛrɪtəˈkratɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'We learned about what a splendid nation America was, how admirable its democratic, meritocratic, inclusive values were.'
  2. '‘If you are going to look on society as required to be meritocratic, then the same should apply to the political system,’ he maintains.'

Definitions

1. an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth.

2. a system in which such persons are rewarded and advanced: The dean believes the educational system should be a meritocracy.

3. leadership by able and talented persons.

More examples(as adjective)

"structures can be meritocratic."

"policies can be meritocratic."

"democracies can be meritocratic."

Origin

(meritocracy)