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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

techno-

Technology, especially its impact or implications.

[Greek tekhnē, art, craft.]

Some examples are technocracy (Greek -kratia, power or rule), the government or control of society or industry by an elite of technical experts; technophile, a person who is enthusiastic about new technology (the opposite being a technophobe); technothriller, a suspense novel in which the manipulation of sophisticated technology plays an important role. Informal or short-lived terms in techno- are common; they often focus on the implications of technology for individuals or society, especially in relation to computer technology, and are frequently disparaging: technostress, stress or psychosomatic illness caused by working with computer technology on a daily basis; technobabble, incomprehensible technical jargon; technonerd, a person overly absorbed in technical matters, especially in computing. Techno, an abbreviation of technology, is a style of fast, heavy electronic dance music.

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