Definition of appropriate technology in English:

appropriate technology

noun

  • 1Technology considered suitable for a particular application; an instance of this.

  • 2Technology in general, or a particular technology, that is designed to take account of the social, economic, and environmental circumstances in which it is employed, often aiming to meet a specific practical need, and typically (in developing countries) utilizing locally available resources and cheap or renewable energy sources.

Origin

1950s.