Technology

technology

(Science: study) 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.

Origin: Gr. An art; cf. Gr. Systematic treatment: cf. F. Technologie.

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