[syn: engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Technology \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the practical application of science to commerce or
industry [syn: technology, engineering]
2: 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" [syn:
engineering, engineering science, applied science,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "technology":
academic discipline, academic specialty, applied science, area,
arena, art, concern, craft, department of knowledge, discipline,
domain, field, field of inquiry, field of study, mechanics,
mechanism, method, natural science, ology, province, pure science,
science, skill, social science, specialty, sphere, study, technic,
technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical skill,
technicology, technics, technique
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Marketroid jargon for "software",
"hardware", "protocol" or something else too technical to
The most flagrant abuse of this word has to be "Windows NT"
(New Technology) - Microsoft's attempt to make the
incorporation of some ancient concepts into their OS sound
like real progress. The irony, and even the meaning, of this
seems to be utterly lost on Microsoft whose Windows 2000
start-up screen proclaims "Based on NT Technology", (meaning
yet another version of NT, including some Windows 95
features at last).
See also: solution.