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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The last few weeks in Russia, however, have highlighted a much more significant technological shift, a real-world innovation that has far-reaching ramifications for all of us. Rory Smith, New York Times, "The Google Translate World Cup," 13 July 2018 As a result, the Navy needs more ships that have the technological ability to operate independently of an ARG if need be. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Navy pushes for more amphibious assault ships," 13 July 2018 The indictment lays out a vivid picture of a powerful nation deploying the latest technological trickery in a secretive effort to subvert the U.S. election. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Mueller Probe Indicts 12 Russians in Hacking of DNC and Clinton Campaign," 13 July 2018 The airport reviewed the possibilities for technological improvements two years ago and made a decision to enhance security, according to Lennon, but is not yet ready to disclose what improvements are planned. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Fence jumpers highlight security vulnerability at Hartsfield-Jackson," 12 July 2018 Despite a reputation as a technological powerhouse, Japan’s aerospace industry lags behind in key areas, including avionics, systems integration, networking, and stealth. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet," 9 July 2018 Included: technological advances like the iPhone, President George W. Bush’s war on terror, Barack Obama’s historic election victory, the financial crisis and hip-hop’s rising influence. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of July 8-14," 7 July 2018 The root of the conflict is the Trump administration's assertion that China has long used predatory tactics in a drive to supplant America's technological supremacy. Author: Paul Wiseman, Josh Boakap, Anchorage Daily News, "US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy," 7 July 2018 The United States accuses China of using predatory tactics in a push to supplant U.S. technological dominance. NBC News, "China says it must 'counterattack' after U.S. tariff hike officially takes effect," 6 July 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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