Etymology
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Jacquard (adj.)
in reference to a type of loom, 1841, from Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) of Lyons, inventor of new weaving technology c. 1800.
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Freon (n.)
1932, proprietary name in U.S. for fluorocarbons used in refrigeration technology. "The name was apparently constructed from fre(eze) + -on used as an arbitrary suffix" [Flood].
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deskill (v.)

also de-skill, "alter a workplace so as no longer to require skilled workers" (usually through technology), 1941, from de- + skill. Related: Deskilled.

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miniaturization (n.)

"process of using technology to make something very small," 1947, from miniaturize + noun ending -ation. Minification in the sense "process of making smaller" is attested from 1904, on analogy of magnification.

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agribusiness (n.)

also agri-business, "agriculture as conducted on commercial principles, the business and technology of farming; industries dealing in agricultural produce and services;" 1955, a compound formed from agriculture + business.

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spray-paint (n.)

"type of paint suitable for application by air-spraying," 1897, from spray (v.) + paint (v.). A spray paint-brush, and the technology of spray-painting, are described in "The Electrical Engineer" of Jan. 20, 1893. As a verb by 1928. Related: Spray-painted; spray-painting.

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scanner (n.)

1550s, "person who examines critically," agent noun from scan (v.). From 1927 as a type of mechanical device, at first often in television technology, by mid-20c. used of radar and radiation imaging devices; later of computer digital readers.

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miniaturize (v.)

"make on a smaller or miniature scale," especially using modern technology, 1946, from miniature (adj.) + -ize. Minify in same sense is from 1670s, on analogy of magnify; it also meant "to make of less value or importance." Related: Miniaturized; miniaturizing.

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Warfarin (n.)
1950, from WARF, acronym from Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation + -arin, from Coumarin. The organization describes itself as "an independent, nonprofit foundation chartered to support research at the U[niversity of] W[isconsin]-Madison and the designated technology transfer organization for the university."
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grok (v.)
"to understand empathically," 1961, arbitrary formation by U.S. science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) in his book "Stranger in a Strange Land." In popular use 1960s; perhaps obsolete now except in internet technology circles.
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