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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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 BayWa’s newest technological innovation is one that connects individuals, philanthropes, and organizations who want to invest in biodiversity with farmers willing to plant flowers that diversify environments impacted by large-scale fields. Forbes, 3 June 2021 After the war, the government played an increasingly active role, with a view to stimulating technological innovation, especially in the face of fierce competition with Russia. M. Anthony Mills, National Review, 30 May 2021 Yet Beijing’s general stance of encouraging technological innovation and entrepreneurship has not changed, given how much the tech giants have contributed to the economy, noted Feng. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 14 May 2021 Still, investors seem skeptical of an even-better outcome in which the economy’s capacity for growth is lifted by favorable demographic changes, technological innovation or government investment. Peter Santilli, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 Crucially, technological innovation and huge investment from China have pushed down the costs of renewable energy sources, which are increasingly competitive with traditional fossil fuels. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Early in the 1920s, people played the market as a grand game, abetted by technological innovation and new mass media. Robert J. Shiller, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2021 Dyson offers products with advanced technological innovation, which results in better cleaning at a higher price tag. Simon Books,, 10 Apr. 2021 The technological innovation has inverted the traditional model of the art market by attaching value to artworks that are ubiquitous rather than scarce. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Apr. 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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The first known use of technological was in 1789

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5 Jun 2021

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“Technological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 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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