high tech

high-tech

[hahy-tek]
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:
1970–75; by shortening

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high tech
 
n
a variant spelling of hi tech

hi tech or high tech (tɛk)
 
n
1.  short for high technology
2.  a style of interior design using features of industrial equipment
 
adj
3.  designed for or using high technology
4.  Compare low tech of or in the interior design style
 
high tech or high tech
 
n
 
adj

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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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