tech·​ni·​cian | \ tek-ˈni-shən How to pronounce technician (audio) \

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.
See More

Recent Examples on the Web

Scammers found a way to push their fake number to the top of his Google search, and Bob was tricked into calling a convincing-sounding technician. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam," 4 July 2019 Steve Stopper, a lighting technician by trade, worked for years on Starlight productions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Second eucalyptus tree cut down next to historic Balboa Park theater," 3 July 2019 The best advice is to ask a HVAC technician who will have the most accurate recommendation for your specific home, family, and neighborhood. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "A Breath of Fresh Air: A Smart Buyer's Guide to Air Filters," 1 July 2019 Have a technician clear the air conditioning drain yearly to avoid backup. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Air conditioning maintenance hot topic this time of year," 30 June 2019 During her tenure as San Francisco district attorney, her office was implicated in violating the rights of various defendants by not sharing damaging information about a police drug lab technician who allegedly stole cocaine from the lab. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, "Kamala Harris: Concerns about my prosecutorial record are 'overblown'," 23 June 2019 Brockway's fingerprints were on several of those items as well as a cash envelope, a lab technician testified at Rosser’s trial. Dallas News, "Boyfriend in McKinney murder-for-hire scheme faces life in prison next week," 21 June 2019 First, a technician will walk you through the various lash extension options: fibre (synthetic, silk, and faux-mink), length, and curl type. Megan Decker,, "Everything You Need To Know About Eyelash Extensions," 8 June 2019 The story of friendship between a 21-year-old London resident and a nail technician has officially left social media users in their feelings. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Twitter User Siam Saracino Shared Story of Becoming Friends with a Nail Technician," 10 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'technician.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of technician

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about technician

Statistics for technician

Last Updated

12 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for technician

The first known use of technician was in 1833

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for technician



English Language Learners Definition of technician

: a person whose job relates to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine, etc.
somewhat formal : someone who has mastered the basic techniques or skills in a sport, an art, etc.


tech·​ni·​cian | \ tek-ˈni-shən How to pronounce technician (audio) \

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 How to pronounce technician (audio) \

Medical Definition of technician

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on technician

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with technician

Spanish Central: Translation of technician

Nglish: Translation of technician for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of technician for Arabic Speakers

Comments on technician

What made you want to look up technician? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


food or victuals

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!