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.
Recent Examples on the Web In a memorable scene, Brower wrote of Dyson’s reunion with his son, George, who had turned his back on high technology to live in a treehouse in British Columbia and build a seafaring canoe. George Johnson, SFChronicle.com, "Freeman Dyson, physicist who wrestled with moral questions, dies," 29 Feb. 2020 In four decades, Shenzhen had transformed itself from a fishing village to a showcase of Chinese high technology, skyscrapers, trade and wealth. Chao Deng, WSJ, "China’s Slowing Growth Underlines Stress Facing Its Economy in 2020," 17 Jan. 2020 The neoliberals were enthusiastic about high technology, which is why some called them the Atari Democrats, after the year’s top maker of video maker consoles. David Mark, Washington Examiner, "Book Review: Presidential race once deemed most negative of modern times now looks quaint," 2 Feb. 2020 But Morgan and Perez said what has been built isn’t a replacement of old World War II systems but a new 30-foot system with roads, lights, and high technology. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Border chiefs slam claims the wall isn’t new as ‘absurd’," 15 Jan. 2020 Agriculture and the state’s high technology sector, for instance, are directly affected by trade conflicts between the U.S. and China. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: Is a severe recession in California inevitable?," 18 Aug. 2019 John was a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of work in the fields of high technology manufacturing and production. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/29," 29 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of high technology

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“High technology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20technology. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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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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