Definition of high-tech in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪˈtɛk/
(also hi-tech)


1Using, requiring, or involved in high technology: a high-tech security system
More example sentences
  • 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 associated with industrial use.
Example sentences
  • 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.


(high tech) short for high technology.
Example sentences
  • 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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