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Webster 1913 Edition


Technology

Tech-nol′o-gy

,
Noun.
[Gr. [GREEK] an art +
-logy
; cf. Gr. [GREEK] systematic treatment: cf. F.
technologie
.]
Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.
Technology is not an independent science, having a set of doctrines of its own, but consists of applications of the principles established in the various physical sciences (chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, etc.) to manufacturing processes.
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Webster 1828 Edition


Technology

TECHNOL'OGY

,
Noun.
[Gr. art, and word or discourse.]
1.
A description of arts; or a treatise on the arts.
2.
An explanation of the terms of the arts.

Definition 2021


technology

technology

English

Noun

technology (countable and uncountable, plural technologies)

  1. (uncountable) The organization of knowledge for practical purposes.
    • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, Japan pockets the subsidy ”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30:
      Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
  2. All the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to "technology": assistive, automotive, biological, chemical, domestic, educational, environmental, geospatial, industrial, instructional, medical, microbial, military, nuclear, visual, advanced, sophisticated, high, modern, outdated, obsolete, simple, complex, medieval, ancient, safe, secure, effective, efficient, mechanical, electrical, electronic, emerging, alternative, appropriate, clean, disruptive.

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  • technology in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • technology in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • technology at OneLook Dictionary Search