- the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
- the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
- the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
- a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
- the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.
Origin of technology
Related Words for technologiesmachinery, automation, mechanics, robotics, telecommunications, mechanization
Examples from the Web for technologies
Contemporary Examples of technologies
But questions remain about many of the technologies onboard the new ships.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?
October 22, 2014
Technologies become harmful at the moment when they become inescapable.Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi
September 3, 2014
But Internet technologies like Facebook can be built in the short span of a few years.
We may not be able to stop men from wanting to harass women but Internet technologies can easily be rebuilt.
Kinja and Twitter are perfect examples of platforms and technologies that could have been built differently.
Historical Examples of technologies
Our focus on systems and technologies begins with these four characteristics.
Giving these Svants tools was fine, but it was more important to give them technologies.Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
The technologies of war have changed; the risks and suffering of war have not.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush
George W. Bush
That new methods and technologies of a digital nature effectively constitute an alternative to literacy cannot be overemphasized.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Many of the technologies that will support Rapid Dominance are already discernible.
- the application of practical sciences to industry or commerce
- the methods, theory, and practices governing such applicationa highly developed technology
- the total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc
Word Origin for technology
1610s, "discourse or treatise on an art or the arts," from Greek tekhnologia "systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique," originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- (see techno-) + -logy. The meaning "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" is first recorded 1859. High technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972.
- The use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, especially in industry and commerce.
- The specific methods, materials, and devices used to solve practical problems.