from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives.
- n. The scientific method and material used to achieve a commercial or industrial objective.
- n. Electronic or digital products and systems considered as a group: a store specializing in office technology.
- n. Anthropology The body of knowledge available to a society that is of use in fashioning implements, practicing manual arts and skills, and extracting or collecting materials.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of or a collection of techniques.
- n. A device, material, or sequence of mathematical coded electronic instructions created by a person's mind that is built, assembled, or produced and which is not part of the natural world.
- n. All the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of knowledge which deals with the various industrial arts; the science or systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, as spinning, metal-working, or brewing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practical application of science to commerce or industry
- n. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
Greek tekhnologiā, systematic treatment of an art or craft : tekhnē, skill; + -logiā, -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek τεχνολογία (tekhnologia, "systematic treatment (of grammar)"), from τέχνη (tekhne, "art") + -λογία. (Wiktionary)