: technologically simple or unsophisticated
low-tech industries

Examples of low-tech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How to launch a weather balloon The balloon launching operation was simple and low-tech, consisting of the balloon, a zip tie to seal the balloon's end, a plastic spool of string, a hose for the helium tank and the transmitting device, called a radiosonde. Jack Armstrong, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2024 Teams rely on low-tech traps placed outside homes to collect mosquitoes, then test them to determine what percentage carry the virus. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, 30 June 2024 Yapping with your pals and acquaintances—the ultimate low-tech research—is a really useful way to find a general practitioner, experts tell SELF. Kathleen Felton, SELF, 27 June 2024 The war has also exposed the shameful truth that NATO’s European members are unprepared for a new combat environment that combines innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence with low-tech but lethal drones and century-old artillery. Robert C. O’Brien, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for low-tech 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low-tech was in 1967

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“Low-tech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-tech. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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