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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This video below, uploaded to Northrop Grumman’s YouTube account, shows how the company uses high technology to help workers speed through production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s center fuselage. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Even Building the F-35 Is a High-Tech Process," 3 July 2019 Radio was a way to communicate that didn’t involve computers or high technology. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Bernard Dubb Recognized For Skywarn Service," 28 June 2019 This very high technology takes us to the next level of care,’’ Wagner said. Cincinnati.com, "New fire gear helps EMS workers deliver CPR," 28 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of high technology

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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