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

Other Words from technological

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 Second, technological advances occur at a rate that is impossible to keep up with; true innovation is constantly in flux. Martin Giess, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 European companies have begun to embrace commitments to Scope 3, which will require immense efforts, including reforestation, the capture and removal of carbon from operations, and technological advances such as fuels made from recycled carbon. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2022 Today's world is a lot more disinflationary for reasons that include ongoing technological advances, an aging population and higher productivity, all of which keep a lid on high prices to some extent. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 15 Jan. 2022 This result is a testament to both the patience shown and the amazing ongoing technological advances in palaeontology. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2022 Qatar, Canada, the US, South Africa, Kazakhstan, and other countries are also now considering new nuclear plant designs as technological advances address some of the cost, safety, and waste disposal concerns of the past. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 3 Jan. 2022 The Electronic Arts Sports game, the company’s all-time best-selling series, is re-released every season with new and updated players, and cutting-edge technological advances. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Iran can still reverse technological advances if a deal is reached. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2021 At the same time, rather than depending on technological advances, other forecasters have turned to the strategy of crowdsourcing predictions of the future. Amanda Rees, Wired, 27 Dec. 2021

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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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“Technological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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