technology

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

technology (countable and uncountable, plural technologies)

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  1. (uncountable) The organization of knowledge for practical purposes.
    • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, “Japan pockets the subsidy …”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30: 
      Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
  2. All the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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industrial, instructional, medical, microbial, military, nuclear, visual, advanced, sophisticated, high, modern, outdated, obsolete, simple, complex, medieval, ancient, safe, secure, effective, efficient, mechanical, electrical, electronic, emerging, alternative, appropriate,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.

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