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technophile

Definition of Technophile

(noun) An enthusiastic advocate for technology.

Technophile Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈtɛknəˌfaɪl/
    • British English
      • /ˈtɛknə(ʊ)fʌɪl/
  • Syllabification: (tech·no·phile)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: technophiles
  • Technophile is the opposite of technophobe, example of which is a neo-Luddite.
  • A technophile has (noun) technophilia and exhibits (adjective) technophilic behaviors.

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Cite the Definition of Technophile

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technophile.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/technophile/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “technophile.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/technophile/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“technophile.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/technophile/>.