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.

■ phrases

▪ advances/developments in technology

Because of developments in technology, minicomputers can now do what mainframes did in the past.

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