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Meaning of technology by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Ancient Greek τεχνολογία ( tekhnologia, “systematic treatment ( of grammar )” ), from τέχνη ( tekhne, “art” ) + -λογία .


    • ( RP ) IPA: /tɛkˈnɒlədʒi/, X-SAMPA: /tEk"nQl@dZi/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /tɛkˈnɑlədʒi/, X-SAMPA: /tEk"nAl@dZi/


    technology ( countable and uncountable; plural: technologies )

    1. ( uncountable ) The study of or a collection of techniques .
    2. ( countable ) A device, material, or sequence of mathematical coded electronic instructions created by a person's mind that is built, assembled, or produced and which is not part of the natural world .
    3. All the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people .

    Usage notes

    • Adjectives often applied to "technology": assistive, automotive, biological, chemical, domestic, educational, environmental, geospatial, industrial, instructional, medical, microbial, military, nuclear, visual, advanced, sophisticated, high, modern, outdated, obsolete, simple, complex, medieval, ancient, safe, secure, effective, efficient, mechanical, electrical, electronic, emerging, alternative, appropriate, clean, disruptive .

    External links

    • technology in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • technology in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • technology at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of technology by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the practical application of science to commerce or industry

    2. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

    Definition of technology by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Technology n. [Gr. an art + -logy; cf. Gr. systematic treatment: cf. F. technologie.] Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.

      ☞ Technology is not an independent science, having a set of doctrines of its own, but consists of applications of the principles established in the various physical sciences ( chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, etc. ) to manufacturing processes. Internat. Cyc.