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tech·nol·o·gy  audio  (tk-nl-j) KEY 

pl. tech·nol·o·gies
    1. The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives.
    2. The scientific method and material used to achieve a commercial or industrial objective.
  1. Electronic or digital products and systems considered as a group: a store specializing in office technology.
  2. Anthropology The body of knowledge available to a society that is of use in fashioning implements, practicing manual arts and skills, and extracting or collecting materials.

Greek tekhnologi, systematic treatment of an art or craft : tekhn, skill; see teks- in Indo-European roots + -logi, -logy

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