tech·​nic ˈtek-nik How to pronounce technic (audio)
for sense 1 also
tek-ˈnēk How to pronounce technic (audio)
technics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : technology sense 1a

Examples of technic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Until that time, many users will continue to experience the technics of everyday life as bewildering, overwhelming, even hostile. Longreads, 14 June 2017 This opera is made out of an entirely new musical technic . . . Russell Platt, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2017 This may be because the technic sets have lots of those really, really tiny pieces which are likely cheaper. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2009 The absorption of so many of the technics of everyday life into this single device deprives us of a wide variety of recognizably, even distinctively urban sites, gestures and practices. Longreads, 14 June 2017

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Word History


noun derivative of technic "of the arts or sciences" (borrowed from New Latin technicus), after German Technik or French technique — more at technical entry 1

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of technic was in 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Technic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


tech·​nic ˈtek-nik How to pronounce technic (audio)
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