noun (plural technologies)[mass noun]
- 1The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry: advances in computer technology [count noun]: recycling technologiesMore 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 technologyMore 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.More 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.
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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).
More definitions of technologyDefinition of technology in:
- The US English dictionary