Technology. Humans today are very difficult not to come into contact with technology. Because in each line of life, the existence of technology and the product of technology have become like the breath in human life today.
From what humans use, what humans eat, what humans use for medicine, for worship, human habitation, places where people have economic activities and so on, all of them are the product of technological activities.
In this article we will discuss the meaning of the word of technology and its origin. Happy reading.
What does technology mean?
According to Etymonline.com
1610s, “a discourse or treatise on an art or the arts,” from Greek tekhnologia”systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique,” originally referring to grammar, from tekhno-, combining form of tekhnē “art, skill, craft in work; method, system, an art, a system or method of making or doing,” from PIE *teks-na- “craft” (of weaving or fabricating), from suffixed form of root *teks- “to weave,” also “to fabricate.” For ending, see -logy.
word-forming element meaning “a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science,” from Greek -logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin -logia), from root of legein “to speak;” thus, “the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);” from PIE root *leg- (1) “to collect, gather,” with derivatives meaning “to speak (to ‘pick out words’).” Often via Medieval Latin -logia, French -logie.
According to Fee.org
Technology’s Greek Origin Story
The Greek tekhno meant skill, and this definition was passed down directly into today’s technique, which is literally a skill — and, importantly, a skill of any sort: there’s technique to baking a soufflé, to origami, to handstands, to ballet, and sure, to programming computers. As such, cooking, paper-folding, acrobatics, dance, and software engineering are all technical: in order to do them well, you need technique, or skill. Also importantly, technique doesn’t inherently require technology: a handstand needs nothing but the human body, gravity, and the ground.
By taking technique and giving it material form, we created technology.
The magic of technology comes from adding the logy, which is derived from the root leg, meaning collect. So, if we were to collect a skill, what would it look like? Well, originally it looked like a book: tekhnologia was compiled information about grammar. As we might recall from our elementary school days, proper grammar requires quite a bit of skill! By taking technique (like the rules of language) and giving it material form (like words written on pages), we created technology.
So, from the beginning, technology was a physical manifestation of a skill. And that meaning lasted for quite a while: it was still the definition when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861, with the charter of “instituting and maintaining a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science”
According to Oregonstate.edu
The word technology comes from two Greek words, transliterated techne and logos. Technemeans art, skill, craft, or the way, manner, or means by which a thing is gained. Logos means word, the utterance by which inward thought is expressed, a saying, or an expression. So, literally, technology means words or discourse about the way things are gained.
Lately, technology has come to mean something different. In one respect, the term has come to mean something narrower — the above definition would admit art or politics as means of gain, yet though those activities are permeated by technology now, most of us would not consider them to be examples or subsets of technology. In another respect, this definition is too narrow, for when most of us speak of technology today, we mean more than just discourse about means of gain.
The origin of the word technology
Acording to Dictionary.com
technology[ tek-nol-uh-jee ]
noun, plural tech·nol·o·gies
- the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
- the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
- the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
- a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
- the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization
BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY
[ tek-nol-uh-jee ]
/ (tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
- the application of practical sciences to industry or commerce.
- the methods, theory, and practices governing such application a highly developed technology
- the total knowledge and skills available to any human society for industry, art, science, etc
WORD ORIGIN AND HISTORY FOR TECHNOLOGY
1610s, “discourse or treatise on an art or threats,” from Greek tekhnologia “systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique,” originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- (see techno-) + -logy. The meaning “science of the mechanical and industrial arts” is first recorded 1859. High Technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972.
SCIENCE DEFINITIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY
[ tĕk-nŏl′ə-jē ]
- The use of scientific knowledge tosolve practical problems, especiallyin industry and commerce.
- The specific methods, materials,and devices used to solve practical problems.
ORIGIN OF TECHNOLOGY
First recorded in 1605–15, technology is fromthe Greek word technología systematic treatment.See techno-, -logy
a combining form borrowed fromGreek where it meant “art,” “skill,”used in the formation of compoundwords with the meaning“technique,” “technology,” etc.:technography.
BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR TECHNO-
- combining form
- craft or art technology ;technography
- technological or technical technocracy
- relating to or using technology
WORD ORIGIN FOR TECHNO-
from Greek tekhnē skill
WORD ORIGIN AND HISTORY FOR TECHNO-
word-forming element, from Greek tekhno- , combining form of tekhne “art, skill, craft, method,system,” probably from PIE root *tek- “shape,make”
a combining form used in thenames of sciences or bodies ofknowledge:paleontology; theology.
a termination of nouns referring towriting, discourses, collections,etc.:trilogy; martyrology.
BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR -LOGY
- combining form
- indicating the science or study ofmusicology
- indicating writing, discourse, orbody of writings trilogy ;phraseology ; martyrology
MEDICINE DEFINITIONS FOR -LOGY
Science; theory; study:dermatology.
From what we have discussed above, it can be concluded that the word technology comes from two Greek words. Namely the words Techno and Logos or Logy.
The word techne means collecting or combining forms. The word logos means a word, a speech by which the inner mind is expressed, words, or expressions. So if combined between the words techno and logos, literally, technology means words or discourses about how to get something.
The word logy means collecting or combining forms. If you put together the words techno and logy, then it becomes knowledge related to the creation and use of technical means.
So… enough discussion of the article in this time. With all the shortcomings, hopefully it can increase knowledge and benefit those in need.
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