low-tech

low-tech
low-tech ˈlow-tech adjective MANUFACTURING
not using the most modern machines or methods in business or industry:

• Waste management, traditionally a low-tech industry, is being turned by the development of new technologies into something closer to chemical engineering.

— opposite high-tech

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low-tech UK US /ˌləʊˈtek/ adjective (also lo-tech, low-technology) PRODUCTION
using machines, equipment, and methods that are not the most advanced: »

Many studies show that the source of growth for low-tech industries comes from technical efficiency improvement.

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low-tech devices/goods/products

Compare HIGH-TECH(Cf. ↑high-tech) adjective

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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