the practical application of science to commerce or industry
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"
the study of or a collection of techniques.
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.
all the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.
Origin: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.
industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc
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.
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The application of scientific knowledge to practical purposes in any field. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Technology' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1737
Rank popularity for the word 'Technology' in Nouns Frequency: #321
The numerical value of Technology in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Technology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- tecnologiaCatalan, Valencian
- technika, technologieCzech
- Technik, TechnologieGerman
- تکنولوژی, فناوریPersian
- teknologia, menetelmäFinnish
- teicneolasScottish Gaelic
- टैकनोलजी, प्रोद्योगिकीHindi
- tecnologia, la tecnologiaItalian
- 技術, テクノロジーJapanese
- 科學技術, 技術, 과학기술, 기술Korean
- технология, те́хникаRussian
- tehnologija, технологијаSerbo-Croatian
- තාක්ෂණයSinhala, Sinhalese
- kỹ thuật, 技術Vietnamese
- טעכנאָלאָגיע, טעכניקYiddish
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