tech·​ni·​cian | \tek-ˈni-shən \

Definition of technician 

1 : a specialist in the technical details of a subject or occupation a computer technician

2 : one who has acquired the technique of an art or other area of specialization a superb technician and a musician of integrity— Irving Kolodin

Examples of technician in a Sentence

They hired a technician to help maintain the office's computers. She is the lighting technician for the play. As a painter, he was more than just a technician; he was a creative genius.
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Report the leak to San Diego Gas & Electric from a telephone outside of your home and request a company technician or a licensed contractor to check for leaks and turn on the gas. Gary Robbins,, "Safety tips to follow before, during and after an earthquake," 8 July 2018 Crime scene technicians from the Kansas City Police Department helped to collect evidence. Max Londberg And Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Clay County mom of girls found dead faces felonies in prior incident with husband," 5 July 2018 After that, unlaunched shells are manually lit with a flare by technicians. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "O say can you see? The science behind the booms and blooms of Independence Day fireworks," 3 July 2018 Joray was joined by fellow Kane wildlife technician Lindsey Buttstadt and Cook wildlife biologists Chuck Rizzo and Mike Neri. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "American kestrel falcon fledglings banded at Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve," 29 June 2018 By the time veterinary technicians hoisted Robin the German shepherd onto a stainless steel table at Holland Hospital on Thursday, the sedative he had been given was taking effect. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "One-of-a-kind hospital in San Antonio treats military dogs injured in line of duty," 28 June 2018 This person is obviously Davide Casaleggio and his technicians and anyone who has access to this data. Houston Chronicle, "Does the Democratic Party have the talent, money to carry the day?," 22 June 2018 The sensor probably did not come off, but a wire or wiring connector could be broken Take your vehicle to your trusty technician for an inspection. Bob Weber,, "Car wash may have jarred traction control sensor wire loose," 1 Apr. 2018 Trying to patch them could lead to explosions, Jones said, so his technicians will only replace them. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Tire shop techs exhausted from repairing pothole damage: 'Job security for us but ... a headache'," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of technician

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of technician

: a person whose job relates to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine, etc.

: someone who has mastered the basic techniques or skills in a sport, an art, etc.


tech·​ni·​cian | \tek-ˈni-shən \

Kids Definition of technician

: a person skilled in the details or techniques of a subject, art, or job A dental technician helps the dentist.


tech·​ni·​cian | \tek-ˈnish-ən \

Medical Definition of technician 

: a specialist in the technical details of a subject or occupation a medical technician

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