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techno

[tek-noh] /ˈtɛk noʊ/
noun
1.
a style of disco music characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody.
Origin of techno
1985-1990
1985-90

techno-

1.
a combining form borrowed from Greek where it meant “art,” “skill,” used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “technique,” “technology,” etc.:
technography.
Origin
combining form representing Greek téchnē art, skill. See technic
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techno

/ˈtɛknəʊ/
noun
1.
a type of very fast dance music, using electronic sounds and fast heavy beats

techno-

combining form
1.
craft or art: technology, technography
2.
technological or technical: technocracy
3.
relating to or using technology: technophobia
Word Origin
from Greek tekhnē skill
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Word Origin and History for techno

techno-

word-forming element, from Greek tekhno-, combining form of tekhne "art, skill, craft, method, system," probably from PIE root *tek- "shape, make" (cf. Sanskrit taksan "carpenter," Latin texere "to weave;" see texture).

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techno

-prefix

used to form nouns Having the indicated knowledge of, involvement with, or attitude toward technology, esp advanced and computer technology: technobuddy/ technofreak/ technogood/ technopeasant

technopop

noun

Popular music using much technical equipment: manages to hammer enough melody into the wall of technopop he has erected (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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