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"technology" in British English

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technologynoun [C or U]

uk   /tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ us   /tekˈnɑː.lə.dʒi/
B1 (the study and knowledge of) the practical, especially industrial, use of scientific discoveries: computer technology Modern technology is amazing, isn't it? What this country needs is a long-term policy for investment in science and technology.
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(Definition of technology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"technology" in American English

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technologynoun [C/U]

us   /tekˈnɑl·ə·dʒi/
social studies the methods for using scientific discoveries for practical purposes, esp. in industry: [U] computer/medical/space technology
social studies Technology is also a particular method by which science is used for practical purposes: [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 energy efficient, environmentally friendly 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   /tekˈnɒlədʒi/ us   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 sustainable business development. 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 economic relations are changing as new technologies and markets emerge.developments/advances/changes in technology Changes in technology drive changes in business models.create/develop/upgrade technologies Cleaner technologies are being developed to cut pollution from coal-burning power plants.
[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 generate power for telecom and industrial customers.
(Definition of technology from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“technology” in American English

“technology” in Business English

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Watching the detectorists
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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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