a style of interior design using industrial, commercial, and institutional fixtures, equipment, and materials, as metal warehouse shelving, factory lamps, and exposed pipes, or incorporating other elements having the stark, utilitarian appearance characteristic of industrial design.
of, relating to, or suggesting high technology.
- Also Informal, hi-tech .
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How to use high-tech in a sentence
“Fully ready for any form of high-tech war,” the regime said of itself in 2009.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So he is stuck in America, making a little scratch doing some research for a high tech company he declined to name.The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing | Eli Lake | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Garry says the biggest problem with this test is in its high-tech, time-consuming method.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It? | Abby Haglage | October 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was no high tech foe in Iraq or Afghanistan, and over Libya, the Raptor was not the right jet for the task.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars | Dave Majumdar | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We must stop these shocking images of an armed America turning high-tech weapons of war on its own citizens.It's Time for a New Kerner Commission on Police and Race | Jay Kriegel | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The high-tech buildings alongside the highway streamed past us.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
It was humiliating to be a high-tech cripple and the better the technology worked, the more prone it was to reducing him to tears.Makers | Cory Doctorow
White T-shirts, lightweight trousers, high-tech hiking boots that breathed, a thin jacket for the mosquitoes at dusk.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town | Cory Doctorow
And again, to help build or modernize 6,000 schools, to get students out of trailers and into high-tech classrooms.
British Dictionary definitions for high tech
a variant spelling of hi tech
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Cultural definitions for high-tech (1 of 2)
Short for “high technology”; the term describes industries and firms that use or produce advanced technology, especially in electronics.
A descriptive term for industry heavily dependent on recent laboratory discoveries. Manufacturing computers is a typical high-tech industry.
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