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Technomania

[TEK-no-MAYN-ee-ə]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, 1940s

1.

Passionate enthusiasm for technology.

Examples of Technomania in a sentence

"Technomania takes over whenever Apple releases a new iPhone model."

"Maybe it's technomania, but I just love all the new smart home devices."

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About Technomania

It's made of ancient components, but the word "technomania" is very modern. The Greek word "tekhnē" means art or craft, and the suffix "mania" implies a madness. In the 1970s, the word "technomania" came to mean a passion for all of the newly developed technology.

Did you Know?

The modern evolution of technomania can perhaps be attributed to the launch of the iPhone in 2007. While personal computers and digital organizers like the Palm Pilot were around years before the iPhone, the Apple devices kicked off the era in which almost everyone has a smartphone in their pocket.

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