What does Technology mean?

Definitions for Technologytɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. technology, engineering(noun)

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry

  2. engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology(noun)

    the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

    "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

Wiktionary

  1. technology(Noun)

    the study of or a collection of techniques.

  2. technology(Noun)

    a device, material, or sequence of mathematical coded electronic instructions created by a person's mind that is built, assembled, or produced and which is not part of the natural world.

  3. technology(Noun)

    all the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.

  4. Origin: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Technology(noun)

    industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc

Freebase

  1. Technology

    The word technology refers to the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology. The human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery of the ability to control fire increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans in travelling in and controlling their environment. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale. However, not all technology has been used for peaceful purposes; the development of weapons of ever-increasing destructive power has progressed throughout history, from clubs to nuclear weapons.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Technology

    The application of scientific knowledge to practical purposes in any field. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technology' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #811

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technology' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1737

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technology' in Nouns Frequency: #321

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Technology in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Technology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Wood Krutch:

    Technology made large populations possible, large populations now make technology indispensable.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    Meditation should be the foremost technology of the 21st century; the technology of reprogramming the non-spatial universal computer.

  3. Michael Waltz:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re ready right now, we don’t have the technology – both the detection technology and the counter-measure technology – in place yet.

  4. Larry Levesque:

    In our quest to become more social, and intelligent, Are we, human kind becoming socially inept due to our own technology. Is our technology making the world smaller? … or driving us from social interaction?”

  5. Andrea Scholer, author and philosopher:

    It is difficult for intellect, technology, and peace to coexist. Not because peace is static where the other two require constant stimulation. Peace can embrace change. It is because we live in a world where intellect and technology compete for power. And peace does not allow for inequality or competition.

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