high tech

\ ˈhī-ˈtek How to pronounce high tech (audio) \
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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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Amazon is holding its first ever re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, dedicated to high tech themes like AI and robotics. James Vincent, The Verge, "Jeff Bezos interrupted by a protestor asking him to do something about chicken farms," 6 June 2019 The pilot of the aircraft, based in Japan, was not injured, but the incident highlights how even the most high tech aircraft can be instantly crippled—sometimes with fatal consequences—by a simple collision with wildlife. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The F-35 Runs Into Another Expensive Problem: Birds," 15 May 2019 At hospitals across the country, the wristband bearing a patient’s name and date of birth is going high tech or super sleek. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "Is It Time for a Better Hospital ID Bracelet?," 20 Feb. 2019 Here in 2018, your mind might go to location tracking or some other high tech solution, but in 1982, some clever engineers had already figured out an answer with no electronics required. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "How This Clever Naval Light Always Points the Way You Need to Go," 5 Mar. 2018 Virginia officials, including Gov. Ralph Northam, see landing the Amazon facility as a way to accelerate the state’s growth, and help anchor its economic future in high tech. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Amazon Announces HQ2 Winners," 13 Nov. 2018 Dyneema is another super high tech waterproof material. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Tom Sachs Unveils His Nike Mars Yard Overshoe Collaboration in His New Film “Paradox Bullets”," 6 Oct. 2018 Another point The Economist makes is that China is tapping the private sector in ways the United States cannot, by ordering high tech industry to help design defense equipment. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Will China’s Airpower Soon Rival the West?," 16 Feb. 2018 Through ads, public statements and court filings, CEOs spoke out about the reliance of high tech on immigrants. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "A look at companies embroiled in recent political debates," 4 Sep. 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

Other Words from high tech

high-tech adjective

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