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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, relating to, or suggesting high-tech or high technology.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; by shortening
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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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