information technology


Definition of information technology

: the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data

Examples of information technology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Now, services like human resources, information technology and strategy will be in the same place. Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Roseville, a health care ‘hub,’ anticipates more expansions," 30 June 2018 The information technology workers’ grievances became national headlines after some were forced to train their replacements in 2014, putting a spotlight on the issue of H-1B visas. Gabrielle Russon,, "Legal fight ends for Disney IT workers who trained foreign replacements," 9 May 2018 Scott is a former substitute teacher and a Congressional staffer, and recently joined a company doing information technology and business support work. Liz Bowie,, "Candidates running for a seat on Baltimore County's first elected school board," 24 June 2018 In addition to his job as CEO, Diess will directly oversee vehicle information technology as well as group development and research. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Volkswagen names new CEO: Herbert Diess replaces Matthias Mueller," 12 Apr. 2018 In a nearby booth were Justin Morgan, 38, an information technology director at the cannabis company Sparc, who sat across from his partner, James Landau, 40, a product manager. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Sorry, Power-Lunchers. These Tables Are Reserved for Drop-In Workers.," 8 July 2018 Town and school leaders are looking to hire a shared information technology director, Mayor Marcia Leclerc wrote in a memo to the town council dated May 28. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Mayor Calls For IT Director To Serve Town, Schools," 4 June 2018 By adding information sciences to the school, Miciak said John Carroll is responding to a need in the accounting industry to hire employees who can handle data analytics and work with information technology. Emily Bamforth,, "Hiram College would cut 6 faculty positions, eliminate majors, under recommendations," 15 May 2018 There’s a wonderful Harper’s article about the role of fake news and how information technology is rapidly spreading fake news around the world. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "Why It’s Okay to Call It ‘Fake News’," 9 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'information technology.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of information technology

1978, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about information technology

Share information technology

Statistics for information technology

Last Updated

13 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for information technology

The first known use of information technology was in 1978

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for information technology

information technology


Kids Definition of information technology

: the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computers and software for the processing and distribution of information

More from Merriam-Webster on information technology

Spanish Central: Translation of information technology Encyclopedia article about information technology

Comments on information technology

What made you want to look up information technology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a complex dispute or argument

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!