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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.
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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, ​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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"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)
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