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.
- an·ti·tech·nol·o·gy, noun
- su·per·tech·nol·o·gy, noun, plural su·per·tech·nol·o·gies.
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How to use technology in a sentence
The company completed a proof-of-concept demonstration of their technology on a Caterpillar engine at Argonne National Laboratory.ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines | Kirsten Korosec | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The dance-video company—this is how you know it’s important—already has a technology partner.Democracy depends on Washington improving its tech | Adam Lashinsky | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
While it’s always been great as a quick-and-easy way to increase page speed, the privacy concerns have been voiced over and over again since the technology’s very inception.Google ranking factors to change search in 2021: Core Web Vitals, E-A-T, or AMP? | Aleh Barysevich | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Unfortunately, the pandemic is creating an opportunity for this technology.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine | David Rotman | September 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The next administration should recommit to Mission Innovation and spearhead international efforts to bring new technologies to market.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission | Amy Nordrum | September 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.
In the absence of cultural shifts, then, new reproductive technology might not matter as much for women as it would for men.
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 DAILY BEAST
A step-by-step plan to break from your various technology addictions.
The technology exists to keep us from ever losing a commercial airliner over open seas ever again.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014 | Clive Irving | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He saw my look and said, "Oops, I mean this milestone in paper technology once it is announced to the world."The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
A college is not designed to train and discipline the mind, but to utilize science, and become a school of technology.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
In many processes of chemical technology filtration plays an important part.
Specialists in science and technology, the peers of those abroad, are plentiful on every hand.
He is presently engaged in a project that deals with the applications of nuclear technology to art identification.The Atomic Fingerprint | Bernard Keisch
British Dictionary definitions for technology
the application of practical sciences to industry or commerce
the methods, theory, and practices governing such application: a highly developed technology
the total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc
- technological (ˌtɛknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- technologically, adverb
- technologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for technology
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.
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