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.
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The category, which includes 23,530 workers, is comprised of many of the laboratory staffers who sustain the life science industry, such as chemists, biophysicists and biochemists, and biological technicians. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is your paycheck keeping up with San Diego’s inflation?," 2 Sep. 2019 Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows Independent repair shops can apply to Apple to join the program for free, although there are certain requirements like requiring Apple certifications for technicians. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Apple gives third-party repair shops more access to authorized parts," 29 Aug. 2019 The employees and technicians will be taken from across Kentucky, according to Collins. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "LG&E and Kentucky Utilities sending crews to Florida to aid in Hurricane Dorian relief," 29 Aug. 2019 Roberts and Battelle say NEON now has 170 scientists and engineers on staff, 58 of them with ecological backgrounds, and about 225 field technicians who work part time. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "NSF’s huge ecological observatory is open for business. But tensions remain," 29 Aug. 2019 Additionally, only technicians with special certification from the EPA will be permitted to service air conditioners that use R22 freon. Jessica Levy, Indianapolis Star, "Decoding what the R22 freon ban will mean for your air conditioner," 28 Aug. 2019 But seasoned electricians and HVAC technicians can make $100,000 or more, especially when there is high demand for premium or emergency services. Lowe’s, USA TODAY, "Building the next generation of skilled trades workers starts with women," 27 Aug. 2019 The Army offers about 150 jobs, ranging from X-ray technician to dental hygienist, but the positions Morley listed as current fiscal year needs are mostly infantry, special forces, air defense and field artillery jobs. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "U.S. Army pushes to boost recruiting in Phoenix amid its enlistment crisis," 26 Aug. 2019 State police crime scene technicians are processing the scene for evidence. Mary Grace Keller,, "State police seeking man who allegedly brandished weapon during Sykesville home invasion," 19 Aug. 2019

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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.
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.


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Medical Definition of technician

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

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