high technology


Definition of high technology

: scientific technology involving the production or use of advanced or sophisticated devices especially in the fields of electronics and computers

Examples of high technology in a Sentence

This region has become a center of high technology.

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Industry participants say companies currently active in high-demand China sectors, such as semiconductor chips and other high technologies, could become obsolete as China builds out its own capabilities. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "Viacom Weighs Majority Stake Sale of China Operations," 13 Jan. 2019 These are mechanical functions that were high technology centuries ago are now marvels of gears and springs. Popular Mechanics, "The Tiny Machines That Make Watches Beautiful (and Expensive)," 19 Feb. 2015 Until very recently, the United States was far and away the dominant player in high technology, home to more 95 percent of global startup and venture capital-backed activity. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Square CFO Sarah Friar moves down the block — as Nextdoor CEO," 11 Oct. 2018 Anne Mostue joined us from Minneapolis to give us coverage of the big game, and how Wilson is changing the nature of footballs using high technology. Bloomberg.com, "Bloomberg Baystate Business: Markets, Health Care, Wynn," 31 Jan. 2018 The move cost about 800 manufacturing jobs for the area, leaving only 1,200 jobs at the plant, all office or high technology engineering jobs. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Caterpillar marketing its Aurora area plant," 8 May 2018 There's a lot of synergy with biotech in North County and the Bay Area, and in Phoenix with high technology. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Will Cal Jet deliver on promised Carlsbad flights to Bay Area, Phoenix?," 12 Apr. 2018 The industry emerged from a financial crisis in the late 1990s when South Korea’s economy tanked and the government decided to support an effort to diversify from heavy manufacturing into high technology and entertainment, Hong said. Jim Michaels, USA TODAY, "Kim Jong Un likes K-pop music, banned in North Korea. That could be a diplomatic breakthrough.," 3 Apr. 2018 As well as tariffs on certain imports, the Trump administration will introduce tighter restrictions on Chinese investments in high technology projects in the US. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Trump’s Latest China Tariffs Could Hurt Tech—and Even Social Media," 22 Mar. 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of high technology

: the use or creation of new scientific methods or materials especially when they involve computers or electronic devices

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