technicality


tech·ni·cal·i·ty

noun \ˌtek-nə-ˈka-lə-tē\

: 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

plural tech·ni·cal·i·ties

Full Definition of TECHNICALITY

1
:  something technical; especially :  a detail meaningful only to a specialist <a legal technicality>
2
:  the quality or state of being technical

Examples of TECHNICALITY

  1. These cases were dropped because of legal technicalities.

First Known Use of TECHNICALITY

1776

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