[n] the practical application of science to commerce or industry
[n] the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
applied science - (4 syllables), engineering - (4 syllables), engineering - (4 syllables), engineering science - (6 syllables)
\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. Note: 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.