What Does Tech Mean?

Tech means "Technology" and "Technician." Here is more information about each of these definitions of tech.


The term "tech" means is most commonly used as an abbreviation of the word "technology." In this context, it is often used to refer to electronic or digital technology, including devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets, as well as software, applications, and the internet.

In a broader sense, "tech" can also refer to the technology industry, which includes companies that create and sell technological products and services. This could include everything from hardware manufacturers, software developers, and internet service providers, to tech startups and big tech companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft. For example:
  • The big tech companies are trying to scare us about AI, so they can stifle competition.


"Tech" is also commonly used to mean "technician." In this context, a "tech" is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skills and techniques, with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles.

Examples of technicians include engineering techs, computing techs, theatre techs, sound techs, software techs, medical techs.

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Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Technology" is a common definition for Tech on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Technician" is another common definition for Tech.
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2: Quite easy to guess

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