Definition of "technology" []

  • The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives. (noun)
  • The scientific method and material used to achieve a commercial or industrial objective. (noun)
  • Electronic or digital products and systems considered as a group: a store specializing in office technology. (noun)
  • Anthropology The body of knowledge available to a society that is of use in fashioning implements, practicing manual arts and skills, and extracting or collecting materials. (noun)
  • The application of practical sciences to industry or commerce (noun)

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  • The methods, theory, and practices governing such application (noun)
  • The total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "technology" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 1/16/09: Apropos of Vilsack and Monsanto: Doctors in India point to genetic engineering's 'obsolete technology' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Apropos of Vilsack and Monsanto: Doctors in India point to genetic engineering\'s \'obsolete technology\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: In India where Mayhco is Monsanto\'s distributor, doctors are questioning every aspect of genetically engineered food as well as the government accepting Mahyco\'s own studies that Bt-brinjal is safe. '"
  • "+ After a time-limited introductory phase FCR technology becomes a “mature technology” which “stands on its own feet”."
  • "+ We’re already starting to see this with FAST’s new ESP technology, WebFountain, and other federated search technology* providers."