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.
Recent Examples on the Web So was there something of high technology that the two nations — Russia, in this case, the Soviet Union, and America could do? Linah Mohammad, NPR, 6 May 2024 But at that time, high technology— especially consumer technology—was starting to look like a bad bet for legacy companies. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Apr. 2024 Gallagher is now executive director of 5 Lakes Institute, a nonprofit working to grow the Great Lakes region's high technology entrepreneurial economy and culture. Kathleen Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2024 However, as history shows, perseverance in the promotion of high technologies can eventually lead to a specific result. Nadezhda Kosareva, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Victims in this group comprised organizations in various levels of government, the military, defense and aerospace, high technology, and telecommunications. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 30 Aug. 2023 At that time, reporters learned of the state’s evolution from tobacco, textiles, and furniture to a new breed of companies: high technology, financial institutions, and world-class medical facilities. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Nearly 70% of employers that are considering a four-day workweek come from five industries: manufacturing or distribution, health care and medicine, professional service firms, nonprofits and high technology, according to the survey. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 14 Sep. 2023 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose 10 years at the helm greatly improved Indo-U.S. relations, pursued a civil-nuclear agreement with Washington and ushered in new cooperation in high technology, defense, and clean energy. Alyssa Ayres, Time, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high technology was in 1964

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“High technology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20technology. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

high technology

: technology involving complex devices (as electronics or computers)
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