Definitions for: Technology


[n] the practical application of science to commerce or industry
[n] the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tech*nol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? an art + -logy; cf. Gr. ?
systematic treatment: cf. F. technologie.]
Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of
the industrial arts, especially of the more important
manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.

Note: Technology is not an independent science, having a set
of doctrines of its own, but consists of applications
of the principles established in the various physical
sciences (chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, etc.) to
manufacturing processes. --Internat. Cyc.

Synonyms: applied science, engineering, engineering, engineering science

See Also: aeronautical engineering, aeronautical engineering, application, architectural engineering, automotive engineering, automotive technology, bailiwick, bioengineering, bionics, biotechnology, branch of knowledge, chemical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, communications technology, computer science, computer technology, computing, discipline, EE, electrical engineering, ergonomics, field, field of study, industrial engineering, industrial management, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, naval engineering, nuclear engineering, practical application, profession, rail technology, railroading, rocketry, study, subject, subject area, subject field

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