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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from technological

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 In the end, however, Express may have been done in by a technological change within the Metro system itself: WiFi. Paul Farhi, Washington Post, "Express, commuter newspaper published by The Washington Post, shuts down after 16 years," 11 Sep. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'technological.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of technological

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about technological

Statistics for technological

Last Updated

25 Oct 2019

Time Traveler for technological

The first known use of technological was in 1789

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for technological


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

Kids Definition of technological

: of or relating to technology

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on technological

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with technological

Spanish Central: Translation of technological

Nglish: Translation of technological for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of technological for Arabic Speakers

Comments on technological

What made you want to look up technological? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


concealed or difficult to comprehend

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • rotelle pasta
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!