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technologynoun [C or U]

uk   /tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ˈnɑː.lə-/
B1 (the ​study and ​knowledge of) the ​practical, ​especiallyindustrial, use of ​scientificdiscoveries: computer technology Modern technology is ​amazing, isn't it? What this ​countryneeds is a ​long-termpolicy for ​investment in science and technology.
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(Definition of technology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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technologynoun [C/U]

 us   /tekˈnɑl·ə·dʒi/
social studies the ​methods for using ​scientificdiscoveries for ​practicalpurposes, esp. in ​industry: [U] computer/​medical/​space technology social studies Technology is also a ​particularmethod by which ​science is used for ​practicalpurposes: [C] Dairy ​producers are experimenting with new technologies to ​reduce the ​cholesterol in ​milk.
technological
adjective  us   /ˌtek·nəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
We ​live in an ​era of ​rapid technological ​change.
technologically
adverb  us   /ˌtek·nəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kli/
The new ​cars will be ​energyefficient, ​environmentallyfriendly and technologically ​advanced.
(Definition of technology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"technology" in Business English

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technologynoun

uk   us   /tekˈnɒlədʒi/ (plural technologies)
[C or U] the use of scientific ​knowledge or ​processes in ​business, ​industry, ​manufacturing, etc.: The fast ​pace of technology ​presents enormous implications for ​sustainablebusinessdevelopment. All our ​products are ​backed up by cutting-edge technology. computer/​wireless/audio technology stem-cell/gene technology a technology ​company/​firm/​industry the technology ​sector/​market/​boom technology ​stocks/​sharesnew/advanced/existing technologies Basic ​economicrelations are ​changing as new technologies and ​marketsemerge.developments/advances/changes in technology Changes in technology ​drivechanges in ​businessmodels.create/develop/upgrade technologies Cleaner technologies are being ​developed to ​cutpollution from coal-burning ​powerplants.
[C] new ​machinery and ​equipment that has been ​developed using scientific ​knowledge or ​processes: Roll-out of the new technology has been dogged by ​technical problems and secrecy.use/trial/test technologies Companies always ​trial their technologies before putting them on the ​market. Fuel-cell technologies are being used to ​generatepower for telecom and ​industrialcustomers.
(Definition of technology from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “technology”
in Korean 과학기술…
in Arabic تَقْنية, تِكْنولوجيا…
in Malaysian teknologi…
in French technologie…
in Russian технология…
in Chinese (Traditional) 技術(學), 應用技術, (尤指)工業技術…
in Italian tecnologia…
in Turkish teknoloji…
in Polish technika, technologia…
in Spanish tecnología…
in Vietnamese công nghệ…
in Portuguese tecnologia…
in Thai เทคโนโลยี…
in German die Technologie…
in Catalan tecnologia…
in Japanese 科学技術, テクノロジー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 技术(学), 应用技术, (尤指)工业技术…
in Indonesian teknologi…
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