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[mass noun] The branch of technology and engineering concerned with the installation and maintenance of equipment.
- ‘Terotechnology is a theoretical framework which should provide the answers to the requests in industry for minimization of maintenance costs.’
- ‘We specialize in the application of terotechnology and risk assessment to provide a strategic approach in the provision of facility engineering maintenance.’
- ‘Terotechnologys major contribution is the life cycle approach to maintenance cost reduction.’
1970s: from Greek tērein take care of + technology.
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