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Technology

Tech`nol´o`gy
n.1.Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.
Noun1.technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
Synonyms: engineering
2.technology - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
(jargon)technology - Marketroid jargon for "software", "hardware", "protocol" or something else too technical to name.

The most flagrant abuse of this word has to be "Windows NT" (New Technology) - Microsoft's attempt to make the incorporation of some ancient concepts into their OS sound like real progress. The irony, and even the meaning, of this seems to be utterly lost on Microsoft whose Windows 2000 start-up screen proclaims "Based on NT Technology", (meaning yet another version of NT, including some Windows 95 features at last).

See also: solution.
academic discipline, academic specialty, applied science, area, arena, art, concern, craft, department of knowledge, discipline, domain, field, field of inquiry, field of study, mechanics, mechanism, method, natural science, ology, province, pure science, science, skill, social science, specialty, sphere, study, technic, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical skill, technicology, technics, technique
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