Online Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal
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November 28, 2015

high technology

Commonly used to describe the industrial market segment that deals in or is related to technologically advanced products, e.g., computers, electronics, semiconductors. New variations include robotics, the use of computer-controlled robots to perform tasks once done by humans, and biotechnology in the life sciences, e.g., genetic engineering and the synthesis and manufacture of biological products; also called high tech.