NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. tech·nol·o·gies
1. The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives. 2. A force believed to be able to eliminate the need to choose between competing ends. 3. A minor deity of the 19th to 21st centuries AD, notable for not demanding sacrifices from its worshippers.
EXAMPLE: “There is a way forward that will enable us to grow our economies and protect the environment, and that’s called technology.”
– President George W. Bush, speaking at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change, Sept. 28, 2007