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intermediate technologynoun [C or U]

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ECONOMICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY industrial or ​agriculturalprocesses that are ​based on ​resources and ​skills that are ​available in ​poorer countries: The ​concept of "​intermediatetechnology" was ​introduced by the ​economist E F Schumacher in a ​report for the Indian Planning ​Commission in 1962. Many ​foodcrises could have been prevented by the ​application of relevant ​intermediatetechnology.
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