- 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 technologymachinery, automation, mechanics, robotics, telecommunications, mechanization
Examples from the Web for technology
Contemporary Examples of technology
Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?
Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman
December 30, 2014
The technology exists to keep us from ever losing a commercial airliner over open seas ever again.
Make no mistake: The technology exists—has existed for a long while—to stop this from happening.
And as technology adapts to reflect the ways we consume media, so too is the family adapting to technology.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
Aduyeva received her education at the State University of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of technology
The Ministry of Science and Technology had sent up a lengthy one.Ministry of Disturbance
Henry Beam Piper
Third only in population, but first in productive capacity and technology.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
So did the unfolding of art, ethics, technology, and politics.
The movie satirizes the human being's relation to food and technology.
This use of technology in creative writing is far from being neutral.
- 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.