Definition of technical
1a : having special and usually practical knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject a technical consultantb : marked by or characteristic of specialization technical language
2a : of or relating to a particular subjectb : of or relating to a practical subject organized on scientific principles a technical schoolc : technological 1
3a : based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretationb : legal 6
4 : of or relating to technique
5 : of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification technical sulfuric acid
6 : relating to or caused by the functioning of the market as a discrete mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic factors a technical rally
technicallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of technical from the Web
Al Jazeera duly suspended its Egyptian arm, and after a temporary blackout, blamed on technical difficulties, briefly broadcast from London.
True, the program can maintain technical solvency until 2034 (cold comfort to anyone 50 or younger today).
The long-running sketch show tied for the most amount of nominations overall, with myriad hosts getting guest actor nods and lots of representation in technical categories.
Philips said affected employees will get a comprehensive separation package and a limited number will be offered the chance to provide GTC replacement market service and technical support for Philips in North America.
As medical procedures become more sophisticated and technical, doctors often subspecialize to focus on a particular organ or area: prostate surgery, pancreatic surgery, pelvic floor surgery, for example.
One reason it’s not played often is that many pianists may find the musical rewards not worth the daunting technical challenges.
The race was sanctioned by USA Cycling, which sets race regulations and assigns officials, USA Cycling’s technical director Chuck Hodge said.
A decade ago, the limit was increased without an appropriate understanding of the risks, according to an NNSA technical bulletin in February.
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Origin and Etymology 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: 1617See Words from the same year
Definition of technical
: technical foul Knight walked to the scorer's table to continue his protest and was given the second technical and an automatic ejection from the game. — The New York Times
First Known Use of technical
TECHNICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of technical for Students
1 : having special knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject a technical expert
2 : relating to a practical or scientific subject a technical book on electronics
3 : according to a strict explanation of the rules or facts a technical knockout in boxing
Medical Definition of technical
1a: marked by or characteristic of specializationb: of or relating to a special field or subject
2: of or relating to technique a surgeon with great technical skill
3: of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification technical sulfuric acid
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