tech·​no·​log·​i·​cal ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce technological (audio)
variants or less commonly technologic
: of, relating to, or characterized by technology
: resulting from improvements in technical processes that increase productivity of machines and eliminate manual operations or operations done by older machines
technologically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those diverging paths come as Sino-U.S. relations have deteriorated to their lowest level in decades as the two countries vie for the upper hand in technological, economic and political influence. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023 The Southwest Airlines meltdown over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays was almost entirely the result of the airline’s organizational and technological problems. Ian Duncan, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2023 Amazon hired 61 former DOJ employees since that time, while Microsoft has hired 26 legal and technological employees, the watchdog said. Gabe Kaminsky, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2023 Soviet Russia had not overcome its own technological and economic backwardness, let alone leap over capitalist America and Europe. Bogdan Costea, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2023 This bustling technological and university metroplex boasts stunning green landscapes, inventive local eateries, and a thriving college sports rivalry. Giovanna Caravetta, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2023 Lawmakers lambasted TikTok’s chief executive about the platform’s ties to China in a roughly five-hour hearing on Thursday, punctuating how the viral video app has become a central battleground as the United States and China tussle for political, technological and economic primacy. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Given today's extraordinary geopolitical, technological and economic changes, the need for this change is more urgent than ever. Iese Business School, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 But ridding ourselves of blind commitments to a universal ideal equips us with an approach flexible enough to deal with the challenging ethical and technological issues ahead. WIRED, 21 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


technology + -ical

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of technological was in 1789

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“Technological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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