Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.
tech·nol·o·gy [ tek nóll?jee ] application of tools and methods: the study, development, and application of devices, machines, and techniques for manufacturing and productive processes method of applying technical knowledge: a method or methodology that applies technical knowledge or tools machines and systems: machines, equipment, and systems considered as a unit Synonyms: skill, knowledge, expertise, know-how, equipment, machinery, tools