Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Of, relating to, or resembling high technology.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of hi-tech.

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  • adj. resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices

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Examples

  • Conservative pundit Ann Coulter revived the term "high-tech lynching," which is how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas described the media scrutiny he received during his confirmation hearings in 1991 when allegations he sexually harassed a coworker, Anita Hill, surfaced.

    The Seattle Times

  • Specifically, he has tied his situation to that of Clarence Thomas, who when accused of past sexual harassment in his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, attacked opponents for what he called a "high-tech lynching."

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Conservatives are rallying around Herman Cain as he battles sexual harassment allegations, comparing the attacks on the Republican presidential contender to what they describe as the "high-tech lynching" of another prominent black Republican: Clarence Thomas.

    The Seattle Times

  • Conservatives rallied around Herman Cain as he battles sexual harassment allegations, likening the attacks on the Republican presidential contender to what they describe as the "high-tech lynching" of another prominent black Republican: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

    The Seattle Times

  • It's been slow going so far: Products that China's customs agency doesn't classify as high-tech, such as clothes, shoes, and furniture, made up about 68 percent of exports last year, or $1.09 trillion, little changed from their 71 percent share in 2005.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The more than two minutes of footage shows Iranian officials inspecting what state TV identifies as the high-tech RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which appeared to be intact.

    USATODAY.com News

  • We’ve got a fleet of ships heading toward the northeast and an Aegis cruiser on the way, the Giant Killer controller reports in the meantime, referring to a high-tech warship capable of performing search, tracking, and missile guidance functions simultaneously for over 100 targets.

    Touching History

  • “It doesn’t provide what you’d call a high-tech image.”

    Flash

  • Breaking and entering is not what you’d call a high-tech profession.

    Deep Waters

  • Thomas went on the offensive and called the proceedings “a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.”

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

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