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technical

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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Simple Definition of technical

  • : relating to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine, etc.

  • : teaching practical skills rather than ideas about literature, art, etc.

  • : having special knowledge especially of how machines work or of how a particular kind of work is done

Full Definition of technical

  1. 1a :  having special and usually practical knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject <a technical consultant>b :  marked by or characteristic of specialization <technical language>

  2. 2a :  of or relating to a particular subjectb :  of or relating to a practical subject organized on scientific principles <a technical school>c :  technological 1

  3. 3a :  based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretationb :  legal 6

  4. 4 :  of or relating to technique

  5. 5 :  of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification <technical sulfuric acid>

  6. 6 :  relating to or caused by the functioning of the market as a discrete mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic factors <a technical rally>

tech·ni·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of technical

  1. If you have any problems with your new computer, we offer 24-hour technical support.

  2. I missed the first 10 minutes of the show because the network was experiencing technical difficulties .

  3. Technical experts analyzed the data.

  4. The film's director hired a real police officer as a technical consultant.

  5. a pianist with good technical skills

  6. The essay is too technical for me.

  7. the more technical details of their research

  8. Cartography is the technical name for the making of maps.

  9. He is using the word in its technical sense.



Origin of technical

Greek technikos of art, skillful, from technē art, craft, skill; akin to Greek tektōn builder, carpenter, Latin texere to weave, Sanskrit takṣati he fashions


First Known Use: 1617



TECHNICAL Defined for Kids

technical

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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Definition of technical

  1. 1 :  having special knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject <a technical expert>

  2. 2 :  relating to a practical or scientific subject <a technical book on electronics>

  3. 3 :  according to a strict explanation of the rules or facts <a technical knockout in boxing>

tech·ni·cal·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

technical

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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Medical Definition of technical

  1. 1a:  marked by or characteristic of specializationb:  of or relating to a special field or subject

  2. 2:  of or relating to technique <a surgeon with great technical skill>

  3. 3:  of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification <technical sulfuric acid>

  4. tech·ni·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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