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.
the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

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

antitechnology, noun
supertechnology, noun, plural supertechnologies. Unabridged
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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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Science Dictionary
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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Computing Dictionary

technology definition

Marketroid jargon for "software", "hardware", "protocol" or something else too technical to name.
The most flagrant abuse of this word has to be "Windows NT" (New Technology) - Microsoft's attempt to make the incorporation of some ancient concepts into their OS sound like real progress. The irony, and even the meaning, of this seems to be utterly lost on Microsoft whose Windows 2000 start-up screen proclaims "Based on NT Technology", (meaning yet another version of NT, including some Windows 95 features at last).
See also: solution.

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Example sentences
He writes often about science, technology, and public health.
Lithium ion technology was pivotal in the transformation to small, lightweight,
  and low-cost portable electronics.
Everything you need to know about the science and technology of the games.
But it is now time to retire this technology in favor of more energy-efficient
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