tech·​nic | \ ˈtek-nik How to pronounce technic (audio) , for sense 1 also tek-ˈnēk How to pronounce technic (audio) \

Definition of technic

2 technics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : technology sense 1a

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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, "A Sociology of the Smartphone," 14 June 2017 This opera is made out of an entirely new musical technic . . . Russell Platt, The New Yorker, "There Is Nothing Quite Like Ezra Pound’s Opera," 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, "RP 8: The price of a piece of LEGO," 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, "A Sociology of the Smartphone," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of technic

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for technic

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

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“Technic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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