tech·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or less commonly technologic \ ˌtek-​nə-​ˈlä-​jik \

Definition of technological

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by technology
2 : resulting from improvements in technical processes that increase productivity of machines and eliminates manual operations or operations done by older machines

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technologically \ ˌtek-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Both will ship this year using the 7nm manufacturing process, giving AMD the technological edge over Nvidia and Intel in the war for ever-shrinking chips. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD announces 3rd-gen Ryzen and Radeon VII, beating Intel and Nvidia to 7nm," 9 Jan. 2019 As with all technological advancements, the key is figuring out how to use it in our lives. Elizabeth Holmes, Glamour, "How Artificial Intelligence Is Coming For Your Closet," 24 Oct. 2018 It’s where technological advancements happen—but what about style? Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Would You Wear the Same Outfit from the Gym to the Club? Nike Is Betting On It with a New Althluxury Collection," 10 Aug. 2018 Nonetheless, technological advances have allowed workers to accelerate construction and otherwise limit inevitable disturbance, said John Habermann, a research engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio-Austin MPOs working to ready I-35 for population boom," 5 July 2018 Now, the local business is at the forefront of a new technological advancement in the industry: lighting fireworks and creating entire shows from a cellphone or tablet. Conner Mitchell, kansascity, "From fireworks stand to smartphone app: How a Kansas family's business keeps booming," 3 July 2018 Allstate has cut 550 auto adjusters because technological advancements made their jobs unnecessary, Wilson said. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "AI Will Thrash the Economy Like a ‘Tsunami,’ Allstate CEO Says," 29 June 2018 The first category of problems, which include all scientific and technological questions, can be provisionally answered. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "Four Rules for Learning How to Talk To Each Other Again," 25 May 2018 Proceeds from the recent luncheon benefit Na'amat's 250 daycare centers located all over Israel, as well as 17 vocational training schools that educates more than 3,500 students in 20 vocational and technological high schools. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Na'amat's celebration of Israel at 70 includes honorees, entertainment," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of technological

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tech·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \

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: of or relating to technology

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