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Meaning of “high-tech” in the English Dictionary

"high-tech" in British English

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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.
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very ​modernlooking or made with ​modernmaterials: high-tech ​architecture
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(Definition of high-tech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high-tech" in American English

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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

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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.
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high technoun [U]

uk   us   informal PRODUCTION
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(Definition of high-tech from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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