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technicality

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noun tech·ni·cal·i·ty \ˌtek-nə-ˈka-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of technicality

  • : a small detail in a rule, law, etc., and especially one that forces an unwanted or unexpected result

  • : something that is understood by experts but usually not by other people

Full Definition of technicality

plural tech·ni·cal·i·ties

  1. 1 :  something technical; especially :  a detail meaningful only to a specialist <a legal technicality>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being technical


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