high tech

\ ˈhī-ˈtek How to pronounce high tech (audio) \
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Definition of high tech

2 : a style of interior design featuring industrial products, materials, or designs

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Other Words from high tech

high-tech or less commonly hi-tech adjective

Examples of high tech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond that, the high tech that seems super cool when it's introduced is yester tech a few years later. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "Looking to Buy or Lease? A Word of Advice," 3 July 2020 Recovery will probably demand a mix of high tech — smartphone apps and scheduling websites — and low tech — disinfectant wipes and painter’s tape. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: June 26-27," 28 June 2020 Xi himself in recent weeks has reiterated his longstanding push for high tech solutions to China's economic woes. Cnn Business Staff, CNN, "Can millions more street vendors save China from a jobs crisis? Beijing appears divided," 27 June 2020 Through its portal Locust Watch, the FAO helps countries coordinate locust response on the ground, a process that has become increasingly high tech in recent years. Popular Science, "An unprecedented locust swarm is creating unlikely allies," 7 June 2020 If YouTube’s comment-moderation systems were nudged into the automated deletion of anti-CCP phrases, despite the application of the highest tech, similar holes will surely pop up in future. The Economist, "A YouTube mystery Google’s removal of anti-Beijing comments raises political eyebrows," 30 May 2020 The building that looks like it was made out of high tech Lincoln Logs is the office Audrey is headed to. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Homecoming Season 2 Recap," 26 May 2020 Dunder Mifflin's Oscar, Creed, Meredith, and Jan will all sign on (the Scranton branch is getting so high tech!) to a video call with the lucky winner to answer all his or her burning questions about the series. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, ""The Office" Cast Will Have Coffee With One Lucky Fan Over a Video Call to Support Charity," 23 Apr. 2020 The Ultraloq is another keypad that has some very high tech features. Popular Science, "Four keypad locks that provide reliable entry security," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of high tech

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high tech was in 1969

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12 Jul 2020

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“High tech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20tech. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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high tech

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Kids Definition of high tech

: technology involving the production or use of advanced or sophisticated devices

Other Words from high tech

high-tech adjective

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