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technology

[tek-nol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
2.
the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
3.
a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
4.
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

Origin:
1605–15; < Greek technología systematic treatment. See techno-, -logy

antitechnology, noun
supertechnology, noun, plural supertechnologies.
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technology (tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  the application of practical sciences to industry or commerce
2.  the methods, theory, and practices governing such application: a highly developed technology
3.  the total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc
 
[C17: from Greek tekhnologia systematic treatment, from tekhnē art, skill]
 
technological
 
adj
 
techno'logically
 
adv
 
tech'nologist
 
n

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technology
1615, "discourse or treatise on an art or the arts," from Gk. tekhnologia "systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique," originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- (see techno-) + -logia. The meaning "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" is first recorded
1859. High technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972. Tech as a short form of Technical College (Institute, etc.) is Amer.Eng., attested from 1906.
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technology   (těk-nŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, especially in industry and commerce.

  2. The specific methods, materials, and devices used to solve practical problems.


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