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Fear of or aversion to technology, especially computers and high technology.

tech′no·phobe′ n.
tech′no·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj.
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1. fear of the effects of technological developments on society or the environment
2. (Pathology) fear of using technological devices, such as computers
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(ˌtɛk nəˈfoʊ bi ə)

abnormal fear of or anxiety about technology and its effects.
tech′no•phobe`, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.technophobia - dislike for new technologytechnophobia - dislike for new technology    
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
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nTechnikfeindlichkeit f, → Technophobie f
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