high-tech Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “high-tech” in the English Dictionary

"high-tech" in British English

See all translations

high-techadjective

uk   us   /ˌhaɪˈtek/
B2 (also hi-tech) using the most ​advanced and ​developedmachines and ​methods: This ​weaponssystem is an ​affordable, hi-tech ​solution.
Compare
very ​modernlooking or made with ​modernmaterials: high-tech ​architecture

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of high-tech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high-tech" in American English

See all translations

high-techadjective

(also hi-tech,  /ˈhɑɪˈtek/ )  /ˈhɑɪˈtek/
using the most ​advancedmachines and ​methods: Only a few ​teachinghospitals have those new, high-tech ​devices.
(Definition of high-tech from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-tech" in Business English

See all translations

high-techadjective

(also hi-tech) uk   us   /ˌhaɪˈtek/
IT, PRODUCTION using the most ​advanced and ​developedmachines, ​equipment, and ​methods: Authorities say almost all ​cases of high-tech ​fraud can be prevented.high-tech devices/equipment/gadgets The ​Internet and all ​sorts of high-tech ​gadgets are ​changing the way children learn.a high-tech industry/business/company The emphasis is on high-tech ​industries: ​space, ​defence, bio-medical, ​agriculturalresearch.
PRODUCTION very modern looking or made with modern ​materials: The ​center console for the compact wagon is made of high-tech ​plastic.
Compare

high technoun [U]

uk   us   informal PRODUCTION
→  high technology
(Definition of high-tech from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of high-tech?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“high-tech” in Business English

More meanings of “high-tech”

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More