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.
the practical application of science to commerce or industry
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"
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.
Etymology: From τεχνολογία, from τέχνη + -λογία.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'technology' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #811
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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
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?”
People don’t think of Florida as a technology hub, but there is a lot of technology innovation going on in Florida, a lot of that is due to the presence of the military and NASA. So between those two government presences, there is a need for a technology industry in Florida. And I think it’s all grown up around that.
It's a very simple LCD technology, which is the technology that equips most of the cell phones and most of the regular displays today. As we essentially change just one small chief component which is called the backlight and we introduce our nano technology on to it. It sounds very scary but actually it's very benign and cheap to do. And out of this we're able to send rays of light into space instead of disorganized light that would propagate in all directions.
I think the sheer volume of media technology that kids are exposed to on a daily basis is mind-boggling, it just shows you that these kids live in this massive 24/7 digital media technology world, and it's shaping every aspect of their life. They spend far more time with media technology than any other thing in their life. This is the dominant intermediary in their life.
Technology made large populations possible, large populations now make technology indispensable.
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Translations for technology
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- tecnologiaCatalan, Valencian
- technologie, technikaCzech
- Technologie, TechnikGerman
- فناوری, تکنولوژیPersian
- menetelmä, teknologiaFinnish
- teicneolasScottish Gaelic
- प्रोद्योगिकी, टैकनोलजीHindi
- tecnologia, la tecnologiaItalian
- 技術, テクノロジーJapanese
- 技術, 科學技術, 기술, 과학기술Korean
- технология, те́хникаRussian
- технологија, tehnologijaSerbo-Croatian
- තාක්ෂණයSinhala, Sinhalese
- kỹ thuật, 技術Vietnamese
- טעכניק, טעכנאָלאָגיעYiddish
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