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Meaning of TECHNOLOGY

Pronunciation:  tek'nâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  2. [n]  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"
 

TECHNOLOGY is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: applied science, engineering, engineering, engineering science
 
 See Also: aeronautical engineering, aeronautical engineering, application, architectural engineering, automotive engineering, automotive technology, bailiwick, bioengineering, bionics, biotechnology, branch of knowledge, chemical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, communications technology, computer science, computer technology, computing, discipline, EE, electrical engineering, ergonomics, field, field of study, industrial engineering, industrial management, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, naval engineering, nuclear engineering, practical application, profession, rail technology, railroading, rocketry, study, subject, subject area, subject field

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tech*nol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ? an art + -logy; cf. Gr. ?
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.

Note: 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. --Internat. Cyc.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

marketroid jargon for "software", "hardware", "protocol" or something else too technical to name.

The most flagrant abuse of this word has to be "windows nt" (New Technology) - microsoft's attempt to make the incorporation of some ancient concepts into their OS sound like real progress. The irony, and even the meaning, of this seems to be utterly lost on Microsoft whose windows 2000 start-up screen proclaims "Based on NT Technology", (meaning yet another version of NT, including some windows 95 features at last).

See also: solution.

 

 

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