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.
⇒ 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.
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