: with regard to or in accordance with a strict or literal interpretation of something (such as a rule, a term, or an official description or designation)
- What they're doing is technically illegal.
- Technically, a tomato is a fruit.
- Terry-Thomas's character gives a splendid display of gamesmanship in a tennis match that he wins unfairly without technically cheating.
- —Tim Stanley
- The business happens to be in Woodside, N.Y., in the borough of Queens, which technically isn't part of Long Island …
- —Paul R. Martin
- While she wasn't technically beautiful, she was striking.
- —Sue Grafton
: with regard to technology
- a more technically advanced vehicle
- a technically feasible solution
- Looking through the telescope via computer from, say, your office is now technically possible …
- —Aubrey Wallace
: with regard to technique (as in a performance or movement)
- a technically flawless gymnastic routine
- musicians learning to play a technically difficult passage
- … he is a resourceful, technically polished actor …
- —Michael Goodwin
- Hagen's awareness that his own method of hitting the ball could be improved had earlier helped him make his swing more technically sound …
- —Herbert Warren Wind