What does technology mean?

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

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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.

    Etymology: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.

  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.

    Etymology: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.

  3. technologynoun

    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. Technologynoun

    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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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. Steven Mnuchin:

    I will confirm we did get a proposal over the weekend that includes Oracle as the trusted technology, partner with Oracle making many representations for national security issues, we'll be reviewing that at the CFIUS Committee this week and then we'll be making a recommendation to the President and reviewing it with him.

  2. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.

  3. Keith Lillemoe:

    Surgery is no different than any other field, technology can always make us better.

  4. Tom Phillips:

    What technology has done is it’s enabled them to spread far more quickly and far more internationally in a way that is fairly unprecedented, rumour can begin in Italy one day and it can be across multiple continents a few days later, as we have seen happen several times.

  5. Thomas Werner:

    This happens through the digitization of hardware and software and with communication technology.

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