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 technologic (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 eliminates manual operations or operations done by older machines

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

Examples of technological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How to deal with China’s transformation into a technological superpower is a front-burner issue for national policymakers. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "U.S. Senate panel sees a standard grant application as defense against foreign influence," 19 Nov. 2019 The carburetor on your car, in contrast, is the technological equivalent of pouring gasoline into the cylinders from a paint can. Ray Magliozzi,, "Car Talk: Honda is whistling a different kind of tune," 18 Nov. 2019 Venice has been trying to contend with the problem with a technological solution — the installation of a massive underwater floodgate system. Washington Post, "Venice partly submerged by highest tides in half a century," 13 Nov. 2019 The initiative's team will work with area businesses and nonprofit, start-up and workforce development organizations to provide training and skills for Louisville's workforce to adjust to technological challenges of the coming years. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "It's official: Microsoft's regional artificial intelligence hub has a home in Louisville," 13 Nov. 2019 In terms of working to reduce pollution runoff into the Great Lakes, Wheeler said the agency is trying to improve voluntary programs or technological solutions rather than tougher regulations. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "EPA chief coming to Detroit, says Trump is serious about helping Great Lakes," 22 Oct. 2019 Now, a wave of technological solutions is aiming to help. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "How technology is helping African farms to flourish," 18 Oct. 2019 Even safety becomes a worry that a suite of technological solutions can remedy. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Technology Sabotaged Public Safety," 10 Oct. 2019 Later, meet National Geographic Emerging Explorer Grace Young, a research engineer at X, Google’s moonshot company, which works to create radical technological solutions to global problems. National Geographic, "Technology and Innovation in the Silicon Valley," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of technological

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of technological was in 1789

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22 Nov 2019

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“Technological.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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

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: of or relating to technology

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