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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun technology:


The word technology and its family (technological, technologically) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun technology

What does technology mean as a name of something?

Technology is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: technologies

  1. the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment
  2. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of technology: applied science / engineering / engineering science
    • more generic terms: bailiwick / discipline / field / field of study / study / subject / subject area / subject field = a branch of knowledge
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • 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
      • electrical engineering / EE = 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
      • 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
      • 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
  3. machinery and equipment developed from engineering or other applied sciences
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: equipment = an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service; machinery = machines or machine systems collectively

Alternative definition of the noun technology


  1. [uncountable] the study of or a collection of techniques.
  2. [countable] a particular technological concept
  3. the body of tools and other implements produced by a given society.


Technology is a Soviet-Russian synthpop band created by Leonid Velichkovsky, Andrey Kokhaev, Roman Ryabtsev, participants of group "Bioconstructor", in 1990.


Who is Technology?

Technology a.k.a. Christopher Tsagakis born July 27, 1979 is one of the founding members and current drummer for the band Rx Bandits. He is also a member of The Sound of Animals Fighting, with former bandmate Rich Balling. Chris has an electronic side project entitled "Technology." He is also a prolific painter. He sells his art on Etsy. His nickname is "C-Gak.


  1. "Technology" is the first album of the Melodic death metal band Crimson Death. It was recorded in 2001, but due to financial problems of the record label it was released in 2004 by Mythic Metal Productions.
  2. "Technology" a.k.a. "Technology / Neutron" is a musical single of Ed Rush & Nico.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Technology" is a composition.
  4. "Technology" is a composition.
  5. "Technology" is a musical single of S 50.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  6. "Technology" is a musical single of AUX 88.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  7. "Technology" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  8. "Technology" is a musical single of Sebastian Brandt.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Technology" is a musical album of Christopher Tsagakis.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  10. "Technology" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  11. "Technology" is a musical album of Embargo!.
    • released in (14 years ago)


"Technology" a.k.a. "Imponderables" is a book by David Feldman.


"Technology" is an artwork by Nam June Paik.


Technology is a record label.


Technology is a job title.

Phrases with Technology

Phrases starting with the word Technology:

  1. Technology tree
  2. Technology transfer
  3. technology administration

Phrases ending with the word Technology:

  1. Bulk Technology
  2. high technology
  3. rail technology
  4. Space Technology
  5. Common-Technology
  6. computer technology
  7. Proof of Technology
  8. automotive technology
  9. Educational technology
  10. information technology
  11. communications technology
  12. human language technology
  13. recombinant dna technology
  14. digital communications technology
  15. massachusetts institute of technology
  16. Information and communications technology
  17. national institute of standards and technology

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Technology

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Google previewTeaching with Educational Technology in the 21st Century: The Case of the Asia-Pacific Region (2005)

The Case of the Asia-Pacific Region by Inoue, Yukiko

It is important to rememberthat technology is a teaching tool, not a teacher, but it can aid learning and fair grading...

Google previewEducation Technology:teaching Learning

Leith - "Educational Technology is the application of scientific knowledge and learning and the conditions of learning to improve the...

Hadden - " Educational Technology is that branch of educational theory and practice concerned primarily with the design and use of...

Google previewGerontechnology (1998)

A Sustainable Investment in the Future by Jan A. M. Graafmans, Vappu Taipale, Neil Charness

Technology is a result of social constructions all along. The radical...

Google previewThe Gods and Technology (2006)

A Reading of Heidegger by Richard Rojcewicz

Modern technology is the current site of the mysterious interplay between beings and Being, between concealment and disconcealment. Today beings as such are nothing but technological beings, beings which present themselves as there to ...

Google previewClassic Writings on Instructional Technology (1996)

by Donald P. Ely, Tj Plomp

Educational technology is a complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems, involved in ...

Google previewSTEM Project-Based Learning (2013)

An Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Approach by Robert M. Capraro, Mary Margaret Capraro, James R. Morgan

A functional definition is that, “technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of...

Google previewTransnational Social Work Practice (2010)

by Nalini Junko Negi, Rich Furman

Technology is a tool, not a magic genie. It takes people to run it, define it, and use it. Social Work Practice Social work practice has yet to undergo the type of information technology–led change that other fields have found expedient. Law ...

Google previewThe Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism (2004)

Heidegger, Nietzsche and Marx by Arthur Kroker

The will to technology is the animating energy of twenty-first century politics and culture. Here breaking beyond the fetters of the nation- state, there dissolving the machinery of industrial production into virtual capitalism, now networking the ...

Google previewMaking Sense of Advance Directives (1996)

, Revised Edition by Nancy M.P. King

Decisive, or effective, technology is a phenomenon both recent and rare.

Google previewThe Educational Technology Telecommunications Dictionary with Acronyms (1991)

by Douglas E. Hansen

THE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS DICTIONARY with ACRONYMS These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology (2014)

by Sin-Wai Chan

Introduction In recent decades, as a result of the rapid advances in computer science and other related disciplines, such as computational linguistics and terminology studies, translation technology has become a norm in translation practice, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1995)

Volume 32 - Supplement 17: Compiler Construction to Visualization and Quantification of Vortex-Dominated Flows by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND Historically, instructional technology has involved three separate concepts: • The use of audiovisual equipment in instruction • The use of a systematic approach toward developing instruction ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Source; Intel Technology Briefing. PentiumTM processor. ©I993 Intel Corp. Commonly Used Extensions 1 An extension is a file category created under DOS and OS/2. All programs and most data files use extensions. However, many word ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

Encyclopedia of Information Technology.

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Quotes about Technology

Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible. (Alvin Toffler)
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Scrabble value of T1E1C3H4N1O1L1O1G2Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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