Meaning of TECHNOLOGY in English


/ tekˈnɒlədʒi; NAmE -ˈnɑːl-/ noun ( pl. -ies )


[ U , C ] 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


[ U ] machinery or equipment designed using technology :

The company has invested in the latest technology.

►  tech·no·logic·al / ˌteknəˈlɒdʒɪkl; NAmE -ˈlɑːdʒ-/ adjective :

technological advances

technological change

a major technological breakthrough

►  tech·no·logic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb :

technologically advanced



early 17th cent.: from Greek tekhnologia systematic treatment, from tekhnē art, craft + -logia (see -logy ).

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