Meaning of TECHNOLOGY in English
tech ‧ nol ‧ o ‧ gy S2 W1 AC /tekˈnɒlədʒi $ -ˈnɑː-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural technologies ) [uncountable and countable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ technology , ↑ technologist , ↑ techie ; adverb : ↑ technologically ; adjective : ↑ technological ]
new machines, equipment, and ways of doing things that are based on modern knowledge about science and computers:
Modern technology makes moving money around much easier than it used to be.
Advances in technology have improved crop yields by over 30%.
There have been major new developments in satellite technology.
Many people are unwilling to embrace new technologies.
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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + technology
▪ new/modern technology
People have no faith in new technology.
▪ the latest technology
The boat is equipped with the latest technology.
▪ advanced technology
The labs use advanced technology to study the function of various cells.
▪ computer technology
the rapid development of computer technology in the 1950s and 1960s
▪ digital technology
Digital technology is bringing the media and communications sectors together.
▪ medical technology
The advance of medical technology has meant that more patients survive.
▪ military technology
Military technology makes huge advances during wartime.
▪ advances/developments in technology
Because of developments in technology, minicomputers can now do what mainframes did in the past.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012