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TECHNOLOGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does technology mean? 

TECHNOLOGY (noun)
  The noun TECHNOLOGY has 2 senses:

1. the practical application of science to commerce or industry
2. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

  Familiarity information: TECHNOLOGY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TECHNOLOGY (noun)


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Meaning:

The practical application of science to commerce or industry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

engineering; technology

Hypernyms ("technology" is a kind of...):

profession (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))

application; practical application (the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "technology"):

aeronautical engineering (the activity of designing and constructing aircraft)

rail technology; railroading (the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads)

high tech; high technology (highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics))

computer technology (the activity of designing and constructing and programming computers)

communications technology (the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems)

chemical engineering (the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems)

automotive engineering; automotive technology (the activity of designing and constructing automobiles)


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Meaning:

The discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

applied science; engineering science; engineering; technology

Context example:

he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

Hypernyms ("technology" is a kind of...):

bailiwick; branch of knowledge; discipline; field; field of study; study; subject; subject area; subject field (a branch of knowledge)

Domain member category:

flood control ((engineering) act or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc to minimize occurrence of floods)

sink ((technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system)

source ((technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "technology"):

industrial engineering; industrial management (the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways)

information technology; IT (the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information)

mechanical engineering (the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery)

nanotechnology (the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules))

nuclear engineering (the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors)

naval engineering (the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of ships)

architectural engineering (the branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art))

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

EE; electrical engineering (the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication)

civil engineering (the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges)

chemical engineering (the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes)

bioengineering; biotechnology; ergonomics (the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments)

bionics (application of biological principals to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems))

aeronautical engineering (the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft)

rocketry (the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation)


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