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technology Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    engineering.
  2. noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; engineering; applied science.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study
WordNet

Tech*nol"o*gy noun
Etymology
Gr. an art + -logy; cf. Gr. systematic treatment: cf. F. technologie.
Definitions
  1. Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc. 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.

Webster 1913