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Definitions of Technology

  1. (noun) The application of knowledge, techniques, and tools to adapt and control physical environments and material resources to satisfy wants and needs.
  2. (noun) The accumulated technologies of a society or culture.

Examples of Technology

  • A computer
  • How to build a fire.
  • The techniques involved in making steel.
  • The wheel

Technology Pronunciation

Usage Notes

  • Plural: technologies
  • A technophile embraces technology and a technophobe is against technology.
  • A (noun) technologist is (adverb) technologically skilled in (adjective) technological applications.

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Cite the Definition of Technology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/technology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

technology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/technology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/technology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“technology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/technology/>.