technology Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “technology” in the English Dictionary

"technology" in British English

See all translations

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.
See also

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"technology" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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 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)
What is the pronunciation of technology?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“technology” in American English

“technology” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More