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high-tech

[hahy-tek] /ˈhaɪˈtɛk/
noun
2.
a style of interior design using industrial, commercial, and institutional fixtures, equipment, and materials, as metal warehouse shelving, factory lamps, and exposed pipes, or incorporating other elements having the stark, utilitarian appearance characteristic of industrial design.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or suggesting high-tech or high technology.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for high tech

high tech

noun
1.
a variant spelling of hi tech

hi tech

/tɛk/
noun
1.
short for high technology
2.
a style of interior design using features of industrial equipment
adjective
3.
designed for or using high technology
4.
of or in the interior design style Compare low tech
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high tech in Culture

high-tech definition


Short for “high technology”; the term describes industries and firms that use or produce advanced technology, especially in electronics.

high-tech definition


A descriptive term for industry heavily dependent on recent laboratory discoveries. Manufacturing computers is a typical high-tech industry.

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