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technology

Syllabification: tech·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /tekˈnäləjē
 
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Definition of technology in English:

noun (plural technologies)

1The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry: advances in computer technology recycling technologies
More example sentences
  • These new technologies can be useful, if we apply them to practical problems.
  • The lead times for developing new technologies in the nuclear industry are very long.
  • New technologies in medicine are crucial and will have an enormous impact.
1.1Machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge.
Example sentences
  • This is precisely what new technology has allowed the developed world to do.
  • This is a newly developed technology so the parameters remain to be explored.
  • The cutting edge technology has been developed by the force's Scientific Support Unit.
1.2The branch of knowledge dealing with engineering or applied sciences.
Example sentences
  • The money will be spent over the next four years on technology, science and mathematics.
  • These are just a few of the things historians do when they study the past of science, technology and medicine.
  • Members of the public will often express caution about the advantages of new science and technology.

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek tekhnologia 'systematic treatment', from tekhnē 'art, craft' + -logia (see -logy).

More
  • This is from Greek tekhnologia ‘systematic treatment’, from tekhnē ‘art’ and -logia ‘speaking, discourse’. Early 19th-century technique, comes via French.

Derivatives

technologist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • There are scientists and technologists working in the financial services and venture capital industries.
  • In fact, most scientists and technologists know what the hazards are for a particular new product.
  • Scientists, technologists, and commercial organizations in other countries are hard at work on these issues.

technologize

2
verb
Example sentences
  • As we will see, this ‘surplus’ in listening space is an effect accessible to all contemporary listeners due to our extensive knowledge of and experience with technologized, reproduced sound.
  • Modern nationalist methods of choosing rulers, economic production and distribution, and social structures may have become more organized, technologized and depersonalized, but in their essence they have remained tribal.
  • It is this question that these artists engage, attempting to mark out the existential territory of our increasingly globalized and technologized world where time and space are in constant transformation.

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