technology

Technology is using science to solve a problem or create a product. You probably have some gadgets and gizmos, like cell phones and video games, that you really enjoy. These are products of technology.

Technology consists of all the things science allows people to make and do. New cars, new surgical techniques, new computers, and even robots are all examples of technology. Since science is always advancing, technology is too. The more scientists learn, the more technology allows us to do — it's very exciting.

Definitions of technology
  1. noun
    the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    synonyms: engineering
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    aeronautical engineering
    the activity of designing and constructing aircraft
    automotive engineering, automotive technology
    the activity of designing and constructing automobiles
    chemical engineering
    the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems
    communications technology
    the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
    computer technology
    the activity of designing and constructing and programming computers
    high tech, high technology
    highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
    rail technology, railroading
    the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
    automation, mechanisation, mechanization
    the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
    digital communications technology
    the design and construction of communications technology that transmits information in digital form
    maglev, magnetic levitation
    high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
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    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
  2. noun
    the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    synonyms: applied science, engineering, engineering science
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    aeronautical engineering
    the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
    bionics
    application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)
    bioengineering, biotechnology, ergonomics
    the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
    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
    civil engineering
    the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
    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
    computer science, computing
    the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    architectural engineering
    the branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art)
    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
    IT, information technology
    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
    rocketry
    the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation
    hydraulic engineering
    the branch of civil engineering dealing with the use and control of water in motion
    telecommunication
    (often plural) the branch of electrical engineering concerned with the technology of electronic communication at a distance
    object
    (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer
    AI, artificial intelligence
    the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively
    tribology
    the branch of engineering that deals with the interaction of surfaces in relative motion (as in bearings or gears): their design and friction and wear and lubrication
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    bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field
    a branch of knowledge
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