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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Bonsignore is the rare female tech — there are still just a handful of female field technicians compared with hundreds of men. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "She’s pulling the plug on the ‘cable guy’ stereotype," 1 June 2018 Instead of waking up from this sequence, though, imagine adding a camera, and a photographer, and a handful of technicians scurrying about to get the lighting just right. Boris Abrams, GQ, "How to Take Better Nudes," 17 May 2018 The Hangzhou facility, which turns out Taurus sedans and Edge SUVs, used to be a hive of activity, said the technician. WSJ, "China’s Car Slump Leaves Foreign Auto Makers With Idle Factories," 25 Dec. 2018 The now-56-year-old retired Navy explosive-ordnance-disposal technician served in the Bosnian War and later founded a military contracting firm. Jim Rendon, Marie Claire, "When Female Veterans Return Home," 29 Oct. 2018 His friend, for instance, was charged twice for an imaging test because the technician scanned the incorrect body part the first time. Stephanie Booth, Fox News, "Is your hospital bill accurate?," 27 Sep. 2018 In this case, the technician used glue instead of epoxy. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Russian space chief vows to find “full name” of technician who caused ISS leak," 4 Sep. 2018 The lash technician shared a video of her removal process, which included using oil to dissolve the glue before scraping off the extensions. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "A Woman Sealed Her Eyes Shut After Using Superglue on Her Lash Extensions," 15 Aug. 2018 Gresham is a skilled technician, one of the best mat wrestlers throughout all of the independents, but he is constantly underestimated due to his size. Justin Barrasso,, "The Week in Wrestling: Kenny Omega Finally Reaches NJPW’s Pinnacle With Win Over Okada," 13 June 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.
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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