technetronic

adjective
tech·​ne·​tron·​ic | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈträ-nik How to pronounce technetronic (audio) \

Definition of technetronic

: shaped or influenced by the changes wrought by advances in technology and communications our modern technetronic society

First Known Use of technetronic

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for technetronic

techn(o)- + (el)e(c)tronic

Note: Word apparently introduced by the Polish-American political scientist and diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017), perhaps first in the December 23, 1967, issue of the New Republic. The source of the -e- as a linking vowel between techno- and electronic, rather than the expected -o- or -i-, is uncertain.

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“Technetronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/technetronic. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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