The right to use or look at something
Everybody should have access to the internet.
Modern and well developed
Technological advances have brought many benefits to the world.
Japan has very advanced technology (not ‘high’ technology!).
To make a process in a factory or office operate by machines or computers, in order to reduce the amount of work done by humans and the time taken to do the work
The automation of production processes has led to increased unemployment.
Many production processes these days areautomated.
When something joins or is joined to something else, or the part or process that makes this possible
Most people are connected to the internet these days.
Having a connection to the internet is important.
I often have problems connecting to the internet.
The act of communicating with people
Email has made communication, especially abroad, much simpler and faster.
Communicating with people by email is very easy.
An object or machine which has been invented for a particular purpose
| It is important to have some kind of communication device such as a mobile telephone or the internet.|
A new idea or method
Smart phones are the latest innovation in computer technology.
Steve Jobs was a great innovator.
Something which has never been made before, or the process of creating something which has never been made before
The world changed rapidly after the invention of the telephone.
Many useful devices have been invented over the last few decades.
A piece of equipment with several moving parts which uses power to do a particular type of work
Factories now make use of machines to do a lot of the work humans used to do.
Machinary does most of the work in factories.
Modern, recent, or containing the latest information
Teenagers think it is important to have the most up-to-date technology.
If something, especially something related to a computer, is user-friendly, it is simple for people to use
| Modern mobile phones such as the i-phone are very user-friendly.|