Definition of technology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tekˈnɒlədʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tekˈnɑːlədʒi//
    (pl. technologies) Departments in stores
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] scientific knowledge used in practical ways in industry, for example in designing new machines science and technology recent advances in medical technology to make use of the most modern technologies see also high technology, information technology
  2. 2  [uncountable] machinery or equipment designed using technology The company has invested in the latest technology. See related entries: Departments in stores
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek tekhnologia ‘systematic treatment’, from tekhnē ‘art, craft’ + -logia (see -logy).Extra examples Telecommunications technology is developing fast. The company is investing heavily in new technologies. The technology already exists to do this. This technology enables computers to read handwriting. We need to exploit existing technologies more fully. We now have the technologies to transplant limbs. a car based on alternative technology a car engine based on technology developed for aeroplanes exploiting existing technologies more fully small businesses that are involved with emerging technologies the technology for the extraction of iron ore
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