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A literary or cinematic work that combines suspense and tightly plotted action with a relatively high degree of technological detail.
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(ˈtɛk noʊˌθrɪl ər)
a suspense novel in which the manipulation of sophisticated technology, as of aircraft or weapons systems, plays a prominent part.
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