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

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President Trump and lawmakers from both parties are increasingly anxious about the economic and technological ambitions of China, which has built cutting-edge global industries, including those that produce advanced surveillance technology. New York Times, "Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars," 14 Sep. 2019 The United States, a key U.K. ally, is in a wide-ranging campaign to stifle China’s rise to economic and technological pre-eminence, so this deal could raise political questions. Washington Post, "Hong Kong stock exchange swoops in for London rival," 13 Sep. 2019 Neutral particle beams have technological and engineering challenges similar to those of other directed energy weapons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Is Giving Up on Particle Beam Weapons," 8 Sep. 2019 These more homespun decorations gave way to electric lights and synthetic materials, like tinsel, as technological and industrial developments changed throughout the 20th century. Country Living, "The History of the Christmas Tree Goes Back Farther Than You Might Realize," 4 Sep. 2019 Even in the face of technological and global pressures, enacting policies to ensure that increased competition benefits everyone represents the best opportunity for progress to be shared across the income distribution. Julie Heath,, "Region's Economy: The inequality conundrum," 27 Aug. 2019 Changing our ways will be a massive political, cultural, and technological undertaking. Matt Simon, WIRED, "We’re Eating This Planet to Death," 8 Aug. 2019 While their mission has stayed the same in the more than four decades since its inaugural flight, the helicopters themselves – much like any other emergency response vehicle – has kept up with technological and engineering advances. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "As Life Flight celebrates 43 years in Houston, a look at emergency response vehicles from the past," 2 Aug. 2019 Older adults more dependent upon technology The march toward an ever-aging society underscores a major demographic and technological shift – the well-being of many of aging boomers will increasingly depend upon technology. David Lindeman, The Conversation, "How technology could be a solution to caregiver shortage for seniors," 25 July 2019

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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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