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Definition 1: the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where technology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mastery of fire was a huge advance in human technology

(technology is a kind of ...) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

"he advocated the application of statistics to the problem" "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

(... is a kind of technology ) the practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of designing and constructing aircraft

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of designing and constructing automobiles

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of designing and constructing and programming computers

(... is a kind of technology ) highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)

(... is a kind of technology ) the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads

Definition 2: machinery and equipment developed from engineering or other applied sciences - [noun denoting artifact]

(technology is a kind of ...) an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

(technology is a kind of ...) machines or machine systems collectively

Definition 3: the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where technology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

Synonyms for technology in the sense of this definition

(technology is a kind of ...) a branch of knowledge

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art)

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of ships

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

(... is a kind of technology ) 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

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

(... is a kind of technology ) application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft

(... is a kind of technology ) the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation

(technology is the domain which ... is member of) (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

(technology is the domain which ... is member of) (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods

(technology is the domain which ... is member of) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

"a heat source" "a source of carbon dioxide"

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