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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Recent Examples on the Web Soon, a service technician would find the driver’s side front wheel rim on the car was also cracked. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Lawsuit seeks millions from GM for cracked wheels on pricey Corvettes," 10 Oct. 2020 As a technical matter, unlocking many smartphones is a trivial problem once the device is in the hands of a forensic technician, especially if the phone is locked with only numbers and not an alphanumeric password. Mattathias Schwartz, The New York Review of Books, "The FBI Team Sent to ‘Exploit’ Protesters’ Phones in Portland," 8 Oct. 2020 For the past three years, Josh Thomas labored away on a sweltering shop floor as a valve technician. Popular Science, "The pandemic could end Texas’s oil boom—and start something better," 5 Oct. 2020 No one was directly charged in the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician. Washington Post, "Release of grand jury proceedings postponed in Breonna Taylor case after prosecutor requests delay," 28 Sep. 2020 This year, Tricia Menke, the museum’s curator of education, and Kim Ortega, museum technician, prerecorded the tour, walking through the cemetery pointing out headstones and talking about some of the individuals buried there. Sheryl Devore,, "Annual Naval Station Great Lakes cemetery tour goes virtual, focusing on 1918 flu," 28 Sep. 2020 James Stepney, a 32-year-old senior customer-support technician from the Bronx, with a kind smile and an easygoing warmth around the office, had wanted to get in one last workout before New York’s gyms closed. Maria Aspan, Fortune, "The biggest risk in business right now is grief," 27 Sep. 2020 There is now a huge void left at the hospital since Martell, a respected patient care technician, died on on July 12 after a three-month battle with Covid-19. NBC News, "Emergency room worker leaves void at hospital after Covid death," 26 Sep. 2020 When she was killed, Breonna Taylor was 26, a hospital emergency-room technician who hoped to become a nurse. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "A Just Decision Not to File Homicide Charges in the Tragic Breonna Taylor Case," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of technician

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for technician

techn(ic) or techn(ical) entry 1 + -ician

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The first known use of technician was in 1833

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19 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Technician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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