tech•noPronunciation: (tek'nō), [key]
a style of disco music characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody.
a combining form borrowed from Greek where it meant “art,” “skill,” used in the formation of compound words with the meaning “technique,” “technology,” etc.: technography.
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