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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Definition of technical

  1. 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

  2. 2a :  of or relating to a particular subjectb :  of or relating to a practical subject organized on scientific principles a technical schoolc :  technological 1

  3. 3a :  based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretationb :  legal 6

  4. 4 :  of or relating to technique

  5. 5 :  of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification technical sulfuric acid

  6. 6 :  relating to or caused by the functioning of the market as a discrete mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic factors a technical rally

technically

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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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noun tech·ni·cal

Definition of technical

basketball

  1. :  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

1917



TECHNICAL Defined for Kids

technical

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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Definition of technical for Students

  1. 1 :  having special knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject a technical expert

  2. 2 :  relating to a practical or scientific subject a technical book on electronics

  3. 3 :  according to a strict explanation of the rules or facts a technical knockout in boxing

technically

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Medical Dictionary

technical

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adjective tech·ni·cal \ˈtek-ni-kəl\

Medical Definition of technical

  1. 1a:  marked by or characteristic of specializationb:  of or relating to a special field or subject

  2. 2:  of or relating to technique a surgeon with great technical skill

  3. 3:  of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification technical sulfuric acid

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