What does Technology mean?

Definitions for Technology
tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒitech·nol·o·gy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Technology.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. technology, engineeringnoun

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry

  2. engineering, engineering science, applied science, technologynoun

    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. technologynoun

    the study of or a collection of techniques.

  2. technologynoun

    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. technologynoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Technology

    Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings. Systems (e.g. machines) applying technology by taking an input, changing it according to the system's use, and then producing an outcome are referred to as technology systems or technological systems. The simplest form of technology is the development and use of basic tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food, and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment. Developments in historic times, 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. Technology has many effects. It has helped develop more advanced economies (including today's global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class. Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products known as pollution and deplete natural resources to the detriment of Earth's environment. Innovations have always influenced the values of a society and raised new questions in the ethics of technology. Examples include the rise of the notion of efficiency in terms of human productivity, and the challenges of bioethics. Philosophical debates have arisen over the use of technology, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it. Neo-Luddism, anarcho-primitivism, and similar reactionary movements criticize the pervasiveness of technology, arguing that it harms the environment and alienates people; proponents of ideologies such as transhumanism and techno-progressivism view continued technological progress as beneficial to society and the human condition.

ChatGPT

  1. Technology

    Technology refers to the broad range of tools, machinery, systems, and methods used to solve problems, improve efficiency, and enhance human life in various sectors such as industry, communication, transportation, healthcare, and more. It encompasses the application of scientific knowledge, skills, and techniques to create, modify, and utilize devices, processes, and systems for practical purposes and to meet human needs and desires. Technology evolves continuously and influences various aspects of society, including economy, education, culture, and daily life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Technologynoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. technology

    Electronic or digital products, software, applications, telecommunications, devices, computers, servers, networks and systems considered as a group.

    Technology has empowered the internet and computers at an amazing rate.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  


  2. technology

    The scientific method and material to achieve a specific, accurate and just objective in line with the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.

    Our perception of technology on earth is different in the universe as the universes forms of technology related to computers, software, power of the mind, consciousness and authority.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of Technology in a Sentence

  1. Sotiris Tzifas:

    Technology gives us a lot of tools to secure the system, but at the end of the day, the level of security depends on the users, even if you build the most secure system you can, if the user does something bad or something misguided or something they are not allowed to do, then the system is downgraded very quickly.

  2. John McDonnell:

    We're not taking over all of BT, we're simply taking over Openreach, the BT technology and some elements from within BT itself.

  3. Sebastian Coe:

    There has been a lot of effort and time taken to understand the technology which will be transferable but this has given us an opportunity to do a lot of work through our medical teams around the management of heat, those findings will probably be more applicable and more profound for us going forward to Tokyo than they will be here.

  4. Coal Secretary Anil Swarup:

    This is Coal India's biggest technological overhaul, and its impact would be in billions of dollars, the whole shift towards supplying quality coal to customers further increases the use of technology to avoid pilferage.

  5. 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.

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    The body of knowledge, know-how, and art of giving a shape to something.
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