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technology

[ tek-nol-uh-jee ]

noun

, plural tech·nol·o·gies
  1. 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.
  2. the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
  3. the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
  4. a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
  5. the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.


technology

/ tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ; ˌtɛknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl /

noun

  1. the application of practical sciences to industry or commerce
  2. the methods, theory, and practices governing such application

    a highly developed technology

  3. the total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc


technology

/ tĕk-nŏlə-jē /

  1. The use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, especially in industry and commerce.
  2. The specific methods, materials, and devices used to solve practical problems.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌtechnoˈlogically, adverb
  • technological, adjective
  • techˈnologist, noun

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Other Words From

  • anti·tech·nolo·gy noun
  • super·tech·nolo·gy noun plural supertechnologies

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Word History and Origins

Origin of technology1

First recorded in 1605–15, technology is from the Greek word technología systematic treatment. See techno-, -logy

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Word History and Origins

Origin of technology1

C17: from Greek tekhnologia systematic treatment, from tekhnē art, skill

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Example Sentences

The company completed a proof-of-concept demonstration of their technology on a Caterpillar engine at Argonne National Laboratory.

The dance-video company—this is how you know it’s important—already has a technology partner.

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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.

Unfortunately, the pandemic is creating an opportunity for this technology.

The next administration should recommit to Mission Innovation and spearhead international efforts to bring new technologies to market.

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.

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.

He saw my look and said, "Oops, I mean this milestone in paper technology once it is announced to the world."

A college is not designed to train and discipline the mind, but to utilize science, and become a school of technology.

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.

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