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technical

adjective tech·ni·cal \ ˈtek-ni-kəl \

Definition of technical

1 a :having special and usually practical knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject
  • a technical consultant
b :marked by or characteristic of specialization
  • technical language
2 a :of or relating to a particular subject
b :of or relating to a practical subject organized on scientific principles
  • a technical school
3 a :based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretation
b :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

technically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of technical in a Sentence

  1. If you have any problems with your new computer, we offer 24-hour technical support.

  2. I missed the first 10 minutes of the show because the network was experiencing technical difficulties .

  3. Technical experts analyzed the data.

  4. The film's director hired a real police officer as a technical consultant.

  5. a pianist with good technical skills

  6. The essay is too technical for me.

  7. the more technical details of their research

  8. “Cartography” is the technical name for the making of maps.

  9. He is using the word in its technical sense.

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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


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technical

noun

Definition of technical

basketball
: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

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First Known Use of technical

1917



TECHNICAL Defined for Kids

technical

adjective tech·ni·cal \ ˈtek-ni-kəl \

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

technically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

technical

adjective tech·ni·cal \ ˈtek-ni-kəl \

medical Definition of technical

1 a :marked by or characteristic of specialization
b :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

technically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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