<... worked at a tech firm ...> is "tech" acceptable in academic writing?


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This might be a subjective question, but I am going to go ahead and ask.

The word "tech", short for "technology/technical", is a valid word in many dictionaries. I am wondering though, if it is suitable to be used in an academic context. The use will be fairly limited (e.g., just twice). In addition, it will be used in very simple sentences such as the following:

"... worked at a tech firm ..." or "... the tech sector is booming ..."
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    It depends on the exact level of formality required. If in doubt use technology. Note that firm is also somewhat informal.
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