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technology (n.)

1610年代, “关于一门艺术或艺术的论述或论文”, 来自希腊文 tekhnologia “系统地处理一门艺术, 工艺或技术”, 原指语法, 来自 tekhno-, 组合形式的 tekhnē “工作中的艺术, 技能, 手艺; 方法, 系统, 一门艺术, 制作或做的系统或方法”, 来自PIE *teks-na- “手艺” (编织或制造的), 来自根 *teks- “编织” 的后缀形式, 也是“制造”. 结尾见 -logy.

“机械和工业艺术的研究” (《世纪词典》, 1895年, 举例为“纺纱, 金属加工或酿酒” )的意思在1859年就有了记载. High technology 从1964年开始考证; 简称 high-tech 是1972年的.

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Definitions of technology from WordNet

technology (n.)
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
technology (n.)
the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems;
Synonyms: engineering / engineering science / applied science
technology (n.)
machinery and equipment developed from engineering or other applied sciences;
From wordnet.princeton.edu