tech·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce technological (audio) \
variants: or less commonly technologic \ ˌtek-​nə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce technological (audio) \

Definition of technological

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

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technologically \ ˌtek-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce technological (audio) \ adverb

Examples of technological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oil shocks in the 1970s, emerging environmental concerns and technological advances prompted interest on both state and federal levels to create new ways to renewable energy development. USA Today, "Biden’s administration could affect Oklahoma’s energy industry in surprising ways," 18 Jan. 2021 In a league that has seen its share of technological advances, the official scorer — the person who logs each game’s most vital elements — is a throwback, and every team has one. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "His Job Is Counting Stephen Curry’s 3-Pointers. You’d Retire, Too.," 8 Jan. 2021 But, Ennos explains, technological advances in these epochs revolved around wood. Washington Post, "How wood shaped human history, from spears to boats to books," 31 Dec. 2020 Also helping are the industry’s increasing efficiency and technological advances, as well as the emergence of the Permian Basin, on the Texas-New Mexico state line, as a world-class oil field. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Trump promised ‘energy dominance.’ Here is what that meant for Utah.," 21 Dec. 2020 While the challenges are daunting, time and technological advances are a great ally here. William Levin, National Review, "We Have Time to Prevent Climate Change," 15 Dec. 2020 California is betting that technological advances, automaker investments, and consumer acceptance will propel EVs toward the tipping point sooner than later. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, "California Dreams of an EV-Only Future," 25 Nov. 2020 There’s no question that technological advances have made a service such as hers feasible, Chernow said. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Robot cooks and virtual kitchens: How the restaurant industry looks to technology for help," 19 Oct. 2020 Pizzo said that technological advances in the court system — from projectors to PowerPoint presentations and mimeograph machines — have always had their glitches upon first adoption. James Whitlow,, "Trial of Radee Prince, alleged Advanced Granite Solutions shooter, will proceed with jury selection next week," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of technological

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for technological

technology + -ical

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24 Jan 2021

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“Technological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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tech·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce technological (audio) \

Kids Definition of technological

: of or relating to technology

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