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low technology

n.
Technology that does not involve highly advanced or specialized systems or devices.

low′-tech·nol′o·gy adj.
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low technology

n
(General Engineering) simple unsophisticated technology, often that used for centuries, that is limited to the production of basic necessities
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low′ technol′ogy


n.
technology utilizing equipment and production techniques that are relatively unsophisticated. Compare high technology.
[1970–75]
low′-technol′ogy, adj.
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