The use of the term "technology" has changed significantly over the last 200 years. Before the 20th century, the term was uncommon in English, and it was used either to refer to the description or study of the useful arts or to allude to technical education, as in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (chartered in 1861).
7 letter words whose second letter is I . Aiblins (adv.) Alt. of Ablins. Aidance (n.) Aid. Aidless (a.) Helpless; without aid. Aigulet (n.) See Aglet. Ailette (n.) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, -- being the prototype of the modern epaulet.