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. Internat. Cyc.