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Noun
Bureaucratic rules
“Businesses say the advantages of trading with Europe have to be weighed against the increased cost of red tape.”
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(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product
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The plans and methods used to achieve a particular short-term aim
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Strictly conventional behaviour
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A lengthy and complicated procedure
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A hindrance or obstruction in doing something
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The manner in which an organization or activity is managed or directed
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Relating to a system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives
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