high tech

\ ˈhī-ˈtek \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of high tech 

2 : a style of interior design featuring industrial products, materials, or designs

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Other words from high tech

high-tech or less commonly hi-tech adjective

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The home, known as the house on bluff, also has high tech features. David Gleisner, Daily Southtown, "Rare glass house carved into hillside hits the market in Olympia Fields," 14 July 2018 There’s nothing wrong with a country wanting to upgrade its own manufacturing sector, go higher tech, be more innovative. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full video and transcript: Alibaba executive vice chairman Joe Tsai at Code 2018," 31 May 2018 Sacramento’s high tech Golden 1 stadium is a perfect example—are seeking out opportunities to host events. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "A new stadium in Arlington, Texas, suggests the move from big-box store to video game venue may be coming to a city near you," 28 June 2018 Tucked along the merge of Interstates 5 and 805, Sorrento Mesa and the valley below are San Diego’s ground zero in high tech. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sorrento Mesa and Valley: From railroad roots to a superconductor future," 22 June 2018 Three and four-cylinder engines are being offered with a choice of five-speed manual and four-speed manual transmissions, while a high tech automatic emergency braking system is available. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Suzuki Samurai successor revealed, but don't get too excited," 18 June 2018 Unable to raise more revenue from the high tech workers who have flooded town, Seattle looked for new ways to raise money to address the problems those same workers were causing in the housing market. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "After losing fight to levy 'Amazon tax,' Seattle is back to square one on helping homeless," 17 June 2018 The country sits on an estimated $6 trillion worth of mineral reserves, including iron, gold, zinc, graphite and a host of rare earth materials needed in the production of smartphones and other high tech products. James Griffiths, CNN, "After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea's economy?," 8 June 2018 Texas tied for first in exports per capita, but failed to make the top five in GDP growth, startup activity, employment, nonfarm payrolls, government surplus, educational attainment of immigrants, jobs in high tech and patents. Mark Collette, Houston Chronicle, "Texas has mediocre 'innovation potential,' ranking of state economies finds," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of high tech

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high tech was in 1969

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high tech

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Kids Definition of high tech

: technology involving the production or use of advanced or sophisticated devices

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high-tech adjective

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