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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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 Lichman also talked about how to become a police officer, the structure of the Rocky River Police Department, what a patrolman's day is like, and what the patrol vehicles are like in this day of high technology. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Rocky River schools remind parents to be involved with school closing decisions for their children," 29 Jan. 2018 But if the quadrant with low energy demand and high technology is the future that comes to pass, global oil demand might peak as early as the mid-2020s. Jeffrey Ball, Fortune, "Inside Oil Giant Shell’s Race to Remake Itself For a Low-Price World," 24 Jan. 2018 Net profit for its most recent fiscal year fell 35% to $354 million on asset-impairment charges and higher technology and fulfillment costs. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "Nordstrom Family Suspends Effort to Take Retailer Private," 16 Oct. 2017

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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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