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disruptive technologynoun [C]

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a new ​technology that completely ​changes the way things are done: A ​disruptivetechnologyoverturns a traditional ​businessmodel, which makes it much ​harder for an ​establishedfirm to embrace. He contends that so many new and ​disruptivetechnologies have ​emerged in the last few ​years that no ​company is immune to ​competition.
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