Definition of high-tech in English:


Syllabification: high-tech
(also hi-tech)


  • 1Employing, requiring, or involved in high technology: a high-tech security system
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    • It's the first time the committee has applied such a high-tech security system.
    • The couple were quickly alerted to the disturbance by the high-tech security system around their home.
    • Thieves managed to by-pass the hi-tech security systems and get into the aviary.
  • 1.1(Chiefly in architecture and interior design) using styles and materials, such as steel, glass, and plastic, that are more usual in industry.
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    • Plus I love the Ikon building itself - Victorian terracotta gothic meets hi-tech steel and glass.
    • At the rear of each court is a high-tech glass wall that rises to the full height of the building.
    • Nancy Jordan lived in a clean white house made of the latest hi-tech materials.


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  • short for high technology.
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    • He starts with the information era and moves on to the next high tech world of molecular science.
    • Digital technology now makes up a portion of an organ, some parts of the factory look like a high tech lab.
    • Using high tech haematology analysers, intolerant foods can be identified.

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