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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for techno-


combining form

craft or arttechnology; technography
technological or technicaltechnocracy
relating to or using technologytechnophobia

Word Origin for techno-

from Greek tekhnē skill
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