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disruptive technology

noun [C]
 
 
WORKPLACE
a new technology that completely changes the way things are done: A disruptive technology overturns a traditional business model, which makes it much harder for an established firm to embrace. He contends that so many new and disruptive technologies have emerged in the last few years that no company is immune to competition.
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