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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Technology  \Tech*nol"o*gy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  an  art  +  -logy;  cf  Gr  ? 
  systematic  treatment:  cf  F.  technologie.] 
  Industrial  science;  the  science  of  systematic  knowledge  of 
  the  industrial  arts,  especially  of  the  more  important 
  manufactures,  as  spinning,  weaving,  metallurgy,  etc 
 
  Note:  Technology  is  not  an  independent  science,  having  a  set 
  of  doctrines  of  its  own  but  consists  of  applications 
  of  the  principles  established  in  the  various  physical 
  sciences  (chemistry,  mechanics,  mineralogy,  etc.)  to 
  manufacturing  processes.  --Internat.  Cyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  technology 
  n  1:  the  practical  application  of  science  to  commerce  or  industry 
  [syn:  {engineering}] 
  2:  the  discipline  dealing  with  the  art  or  science  of  applying 
  scientific  knowledge  to  practical  problems;  "he  had 
  trouble  deciding  which  branch  of  engineering  to  study" 
  [syn:  {engineering},  {engineering  science},  {applied 
  science}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  technology 
 
    {Markeroid}  jargon  for  "{software}",  "{hardware}", 
  "{protocol}"  or  something  else  too  technical  to  name 
 
  The  most  flagrant  abuse  of  this  word  has  to  be  "{Windows  NT}" 
  (New  Technology)  -  {Microsoft}'s  attempt  to  make  the 
  incorporation  of  some  ancient  concepts  into  their  OS  sound 
  like  real  progress. 
 
  See  also:  {solution}. 
 
  (1998-07-07) 
 
 




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