Definition of technology in English:

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technology

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
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 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.
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).

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

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