What does technology mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word technology.

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.

    Etymology: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.

  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.

    Etymology: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.

  3. technology(Noun)

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

    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.

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.

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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How to say technology in sign language?

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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. Hany Farid:

    It's been proven to work in the child abuse space, the copyright infringement space and now in the extremism space, so there are no more excuses, you can't pretend that you don't have technology. The decision not to do this is a question of will and policy — not a question of technology.

  2. Frank Shaw:

    While we are disappointed with the additional delay we believe that we will ultimately be able to move forward with the work to make sure those who serve our country can access the new technology they urgently require, we have confidence in the Department of Defense, and we believe the facts will show they ran a detailed, thorough and fair process in determining the needs of the warfighter were best met by Microsoft.

  3. The Silicon Valley companies:

    Through close cooperation and collaboration with developers, governments and public health providers, we hope to harness the power of technology to help countries around the world slow the spread of COVID-19 and accelerate the return of everyday life.

  4. Paul Newmarch:

    We have experienced, trained staff on site and monitoring technology to protect the well-being of our people and assets.

  5. Patrick Corcoran:

    We’ve changed projection technology, some people prefer film to digital, but film degrades and shutters, and so people seeing it a few weeks in find it’s not as good. Digital doesn’t change.

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