high-tech

high-tech [ 'ajtɛk ] n. m. inv.
• 1980 adj.; abrév. angl. de high technology « haute technologie »
Anglic.
1Utilisation décorative, architecturale d'objets et d'éléments industriels.
2Technique de pointe. Adjt Une médecine high-tech.

high-tech ['ajtɛk] n. f. et adj.
ÉTYM. 1983; abrév. (angl. des États-Unis) de l'angl. high technology « haute technologie ».
Anglicisme.
1 Utilisation, à des fins de décoration intérieure, de matériaux, d'objets ou de structures initialement destinés à un usage industriel.
Adj. Relatif à ce style. || Meubles high-tech. || Décor high-tech. || « Fini le hamburger triste, oubliée la frite molle ! En entrant dans le fast-food, les consommateurs marquent tous leur surprise : trois écrans vidéo (soutenus par un matériel hi-fi) allument le décor standardisé high-tech » (Libération, 16 août 1983).
2 Technologie de pointe.(Comme mot anglais). || « L'informatique, la micro-électronique, la bio-technologie (…) les technologies de pointe — la “hightech” comme disent les anglophones » (la Recherche, no 145, juin 1983, col. 14, p. 765).

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