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

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In terms of other forces, there’s obviously technological disruption. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry," 20 Sep. 2018 Six taxi drivers have committed suicide in the last six months, a grim reminder of the human costs of technological disruption. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber and Lyft offered to bail out struggling taxi drivers, but New York City said no," 1 Aug. 2018 Newspapers were finally but belatedly rattled by the first major technological disruption to the industry since television, and still oblivious about how bad things already were for them. Adrienne Lafrance, The Atlantic, "Elon Musk Should Know Better," 29 May 2018 Sir Martin argues that the budgetary pressures that have forced his clients to cut back on advertising are a cyclical problem, not like the structural challenges posed by technological disruption. The Economist, "Technology has upended the world’s advertising giants," 28 Mar. 2018 The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says a hassle-free, low-maintenance reactor is unlikely at this point of technological development. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Critics Roast the Department of Defense’s Battlefield Nuclear Reactor," 25 Feb. 2019 Captain Marvel first appeared in the Marvel universe back in 1967 as an alien military officer (Mar-Vell) of the Kree Empire, sent to Earth to monitor our technological development, particularly in the area of space exploration. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The trailer for Captain Marvel is finally here, and it’s spectacular," 18 Sep. 2018 Thanks to technological developments, shooting a movie is easier than ever before. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "From 'Transformers' to 'Avatar,' these are the 50 most expensive movies ever made," 6 July 2018 The project relies on continuing technological development on three independent fronts. Scientific American, "Astronomy at the Speed of Light," 3 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 How to pronounce technological (audio) \

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: of or relating to technology

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