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Noun: technology  tek'nó-lu-jee
  1. The application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment
    "the mastery of fire was a huge advance in human technology"
     
  2. The discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    "he had trouble deciding which branch of technology to study";
    - engineering, engineering science, applied science
     
  3. Machinery and equipment developed from engineering or other applied sciences

Derived forms: technologies

Type of: application, bailiwick, discipline, equipment, field, field of study, machinery, practical application, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Encyclopedia: Technology, Policy and Management