technology

[ tek-nol-uh-jee ]
/ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural tech·nol·o·gies for 4.

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

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

Related forms

an·ti·tech·nol·o·gy, nounsu·per·tech·nol·o·gy, noun, plural su·per·tech·nol·o·gies.
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British Dictionary definitions for technology

technology

/ (tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

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

Derived Forms

technological (ˌtɛknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivetechnologically, adverbtechnologist, noun

Word Origin for technology

C17: from Greek tekhnologia systematic treatment, from tekhnē art, skill
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Science definitions for technology

technology

[ tĕk-nŏlə-jē ]

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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