Re: is "technologies" a word?

Subject: Re: is "technologies" a word?
From: Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 13:53:10 -0400 (EDT)

From: The Merriam-Webster online dictionary at: You can see that, according to
MW, technologies is a word. I use it in conversation,
and may have used it in documentation when referring
to software and hardware technologies in a general

[Note - I do NOT recommend this site, as it will try
to open popups.]

Main Entry: tech·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: -jE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -gies
Etymology: Greek technologia systematic treatment of
an art, from technE art, skill + -o- + -logia -logy
1 a : the practical application of knowledge
especially in a particular area : ENGINEERING 2
<medical technology> b : a capability given by the
practical application of knowledge <a car's
fuel-saving technology>
2 : a manner of accomplishing a task especially using
technical processes, methods, or knowledge <new
technologies for information storage>
3 : the specialized aspects of a particular field of
endeavor <educational technology>

All the best,

--- Kevin McGowan <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi everyone...
> Just had an interesting discussion with a developer
> about a marketing blurb.
> The title says "Our technology" and the text goes
> into discussion of all the
> various "technologies" involved in the "product
> solution."
> Just curious if y'all find the word "technologies"
> useful or useless.


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