a style of disco music characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody.

1985–90 Unabridged


a combining form borrowed from Greek where it meant “art,” “skill,” used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “technique,” “technology,” etc.: technography.

combining form representing Greek téchnē art, skill. See technic Unabridged
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techno (ˈtɛknəʊ)
a type of very fast dance music, using electronic sounds and fast heavy beats

combining form
1.  craft or art: technology; technography
2.  technological or technical: technocracy
3.  relating to or using technology: technophobia
[from Greek tekhnē skill]

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Word Origin & History

from Gk. tekhno-, combining form of tekhne "art, skill, craft, method, system," probably from PIE base *tek- "shape, make" (cf. Skt. taksan "carpenter," L. texere "to weave;" see texture). Technophile is attested from 1968; technophobe from 1965.
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Example sentences
Today's hits are stocked with electronic keyboards, techno backdrops and dub loops.
Big traveling shows typically relegate the techno help to side stages and chill tents.
Yet the techno-sheen given this war by smart bombs, night-vision goggles, and
  remote-controlled drones is misleading.
Spontaneous communication has occurred for some time now in chat rooms formed
  by investors, techno-geeks and moms alike.
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