tech·​no·​phile | \ ˈtek-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce technophile (audio) \

Definition of technophile

: an enthusiast of technology

Other Words from technophile

technophilia \ ˌtek-​nō-​ˈfi-​lē-​ə How to pronounce technophile (audio) \ noun

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The word technophile came along soon after technophobe, which seemed to need an antonym. Its own synonyms include geek, gearhead, and propeller-head (for the characters in 1950s comic books who wore propeller beanies to indicate that they were sci-fi fans). Even before American inventors began amazing the world with their "Yankee ingenuity" in the 19th century, most Americans could be described as technology lovers. Today, American technophilia may be seen most vividly when a new version of a popular video game sells millions of copies to young buyers on the day of its release.

Examples of technophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People use the terms gearhead, geek, technocrat, and technophile interchangeably. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 After thwarting an attack against the celebrated technophile, Franklin picks up a mysterious ring that Burrell has dropped and soon discovers the ring allows its possessor to travel 57 seconds into the past. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2022 The Italian poet, technophile and lover of the arts was ahead of his time in promoting a vision for a world of mechanized transport and high-tech industry propelling society forward in a blur of innovation. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2021 In theory, a technophile might be able to surveil a room using an ordinary laptop and the radio antenna from a wireless router, Turpin says. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 4 Aug. 2020 Still, there’s no reason just yet for technophobes to panic — or, for that matter, for technophiles to celebrate. Stephen L. Carterbloomberg, Houston Chronicle, 31 Jan. 2020 Transmissions used to be another Corvette component that technophile derided as out of date. Dan Carney, Popular Science, 2 Jan. 2020 Lately technophiles, politicians and journalists have been worrying out loud that China is pulling ahead in the effort to harness said weirdness for industry and power, better spying and better computing. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2019 In 2016, prosecutors said, some of those drugs reached 21-year-old Ruslan Klyuev, a baby-faced, curly haired technophile who lived in a working-class suburb of San Francisco. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of technophile

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for technophile

techno- + -phile

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“Technophile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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