From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtechnologytech‧nol‧o‧gy /tekˈnɒlədʒi $ -ˈnɑː-/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL noun (plural technologies) [countable, uncountable] Tnew machines, equipment, and ways of doing things that are based on modern knowledge about science and computers Modern technology makes moving money around much easier than it used to be. Advances in technology have improved crop yields by over 30%. There have been major new developments in satellite technology. Many people are unwilling to embrace new technologies.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + technologynew/modern technologyPeople have no faith in new technology.the latest technologyThe boat is equipped with the latest technology.advanced technologyThe labs use advanced technology to study the function of various cells.computer technologythe rapid development of computer technology in the 1950s and 1960sdigital technologyDigital technology is bringing the media and communications sectors together.medical technologyThe advance of medical technology has meant that more patients survive.military technologyMilitary technology makes huge advances during wartime.phrasesadvances/developments in technologyBecause of developments in technology, minicomputers can now do what mainframes did in the past.
Examples from the Corpustechnology• Also overlooked in all the hoopla over silicon-based technology is biotechnology.• For all the billions, technology can break down.• All evidence points to ecological technology being cost effective, if not shockingly profitable.• It was all part of their information technology training, a component of the national curriculum.• laser technology• In the past, new technology has mainly displaced manual workers.• Outlawed technology, too dangerous to human life.• environmentally-safe technologies for pest control• The trouble is that the technology looks easier to develop than the political will to use it.• I was struck by the realization that the technology would allow the average human being to pursue their interests in any form.From Longman Business Dictionarytechnologytech‧nol‧o‧gy /tekˈnɒlədʒi-ˈnɑː-/ noun (plural technologies)1[countable, uncountable] knowledge dealing with scientific or industrial methods and the use of these methods in industry, farming etcWhat impact is the new technology having on people at work?The system uses advanced digital and satellite technologies.2[uncountable]MANUFACTURING machinery and equipment used or developed as a result of scientific and technical knowledgeWe manufacture our products using the very latest technology. → niche technology —technologist noun [countable]opportunities for communications technologists