noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Greek technologia systematic treatment of an art, from technē art, skill + -o- + -logia -logy Date: 1859 1. a. the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area ; engineering 2 <
medical technology
b. a capability given by the practical application of knowledge <
a car's fuel-saving technology
2. a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge <
new technologies for information storage
3. the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor <
educational technology
technologist noun

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