Meaning of “technology” in the English Dictionary

"technology" in 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:

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.
adjective us /ˌtek·nəˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/

We live in an era of rapid technological change.
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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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/shares
new/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)