Definition of “high-tech” - English Dictionary

“high-tech” in British English

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high-techadjective

uk /ˌhaɪˈtek/ us /ˌhaɪˈtek/

B2 also hi-tech using the most advanced and developed machines and methods:

This weapons system is an affordable, hi-tech solution.
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very modern looking or made with modern materials:

high-tech architecture

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  • The result is a decidedly mixed bag of campy humor, wild-eyed fantasy and high-tech special effects.
  • Using their high-tech wizardry, the police were able to locate the owners of the stolen property within hours of it being seized.
  • Most high-tech industry has been metric for decades.
  • Several high-tech firms have located in the town.
  • He suggested a high-tech solution to a simple problem.

(Definition of “high-tech” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“high-tech” in American English

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high-techadjective

also hi-tech, /ˈhɑɪˈtek/ /ˈhɑɪˈtek/

using the most advanced machines and methods:

Only a few teaching hospitals have those new, high-tech devices.

(Definition of “high-tech” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“high-tech” in Business English

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high-techadjective

also hi-tech uk /ˌhaɪˈtek/ us

IT, PRODUCTION using the most advanced and developed machines, equipment, and methods:

Authorities say almost all cases of high-tech fraud can be prevented.
high-tech devices/equipment/gadgets The Internet and all sorts of high-tech gadgets are changing the way children learn.
a high-tech industry/business/company The emphasis is on high-tech industries: space, defence, bio-medical, agricultural research.

PRODUCTION very modern looking or made with modern materials:

The center console for the compact wagon is made of high-tech plastic.
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high technoun [ U ]

uk us informal PRODUCTION

→  high technology

(Definition of “high-tech” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)