- 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 of techno-
combining form representing Greek téchnē art, skill. See technic
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- craft or arttechnology; technography
- technological or technicaltechnocracy
- relating to or using technologytechnophobia
from Greek tekhnē skill
Word Origin and History for 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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper