Definition of technology in English:


Line breaks: tech|nol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /tɛkˈnɒlədʒi

noun (plural technologies)

[mass noun]
  • 1The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry: advances in computer technology [count noun]: recycling technologies
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    • 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 devices developed from scientific knowledge: it will reduce the industry’s ability to spend money on new technology
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    • 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.
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


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

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