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tech·​nol·​o·​gy | tek-ˈnä-lə-jēHow to pronounce technology (audio)

plural technologies

1a : the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area : engineering sense 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

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One by one, the pieces take flight: a parachute, the stowed Martian balloon—a Montgolfiere hot-air type, named for the French brothers who pioneered the technology in 1782—and a sensor package with guidance system, radio transmitter, and video camera. — Joe Pappalardo, Air & Space, June/July 2006 There’s no question the industry has been subjected to a great deal of competitive pressure over the past decade or so, with promises of more to come as the Internet and wireless technology transform the way Americans receive news and information. — Wall Street Journal, 14 Mar. 2006 The rapid shift in technology over the last 10 years has created an entirely new world in which viruses can replicate. While in 1989, viruses were primarily spread by “sneakernet,” as users walked diskettes from machine to machine, modern viruses … are capable of spreading around the world in the blink of a digital eye. — Sarah Gordon, Information Security, November 1999 … all technology and energy revving up for the greatest clash of arms in history. — William Styron, This Quiet Dust And Other Writings, (1953) 1982 Recent advances in medical technology have saved countless lives. The company is on the cutting edge of technology. The government is developing innovative technologies to improve the safety of its soldiers. How can we apply this new technology to our everyday lives? The car has the latest in fuel-saving technology.

See MoreRecent Examples on the Web Thetechnologyis there to eventually livestream meetings or other events from the building – once cameras are purchased and installed. —Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, “Liberty Township administration moves into new offices,” 8 July 2020Thetechnologybehind the machine is a bit more complex. —Amanda Morris, The Arizona Republic, “Science fiction or real life? Arizona company wants to use lasers to detect coronavirus,” 4 July 2020Thetechnologyin a Mazda 3, Kia Rio, or Nissan Frontier isn’t that sophisticated, but it’s proven. —John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, “Looking to Buy or Lease? A Word of Advice,” 3 July 2020Newtechnologywas available — and was clearly needed to protect against wrongful convictions. —Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, “Since We Reported on Flawed Roadside Drug Tests, Five More Convictions Have Been Overturned,” 1 July 2020Thetechnologyis now the norm among police departments, and generally, communities view the cameras as a good thing. —Harmeet Kaur, CNN, “There’s a renewed call for police body cameras. Here’s why that may not be the right solution,” 30 June 2020While thetechnologyis here now, what is still far off is the emergence of a publisher like Margaret Anderson, whose periodical The Little Review supported James Joyce for several years in the writing of Ulysses. —Samir Patil, Fortune, “How a ‘creator economy’ could help writers and artists triumph over Facebook and Google,” 25 June 2020Iftechnologyis an issue, Walkington recommends incorporating STEM into daily routines. —Dallas News, “COVID-19 pushes parents online for STEM resources,” 23 June 2020In this case, thetechnologyis Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Cray supercomputer in Texas. —Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, “Alabama scientists say supercomputer is new Saturn V that could launch a cure for COVID-19,” 19 June 2020

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