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 The city also expects to acquire an additional technician and buy a bucket truck and new materials. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 Emergency medical technician Asante Sebastian Contreras was on the cusp of earning his paramedic badge when a fugitive being chased by San Antonio police drove the wrong way on Interstate 35 on a Sunday night in 2020. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2021 Both a full-time manager and a full-time service technician would be based in the building. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 In March, a Prologis technician inspecting the warehouse noticed pallets of flammable materials at an outdoor storage yard stacked 15 to 20 feet high, with boxes leaning over and spilling onto the ground. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 He's been trying to recruit a third ultrasound technician for at least six months without getting a single application. John Tozzi,, 7 Jan. 2022 Janahya Sugick, a nail technician and mother of three, received her first late notice in June 2020, after her hours had been cut and her paycheck had dwindled because of the pandemic. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2022 Imagine giving a technician in the field the ability to truly understand and quickly fix a vital piece of equipment with technical diagrams and a 3D perspective on replacement parts. Forbes, 1 Jan. 2022 Marie-Michèle Robert-Agourere, a laboratory technician for Goro, is a poster child for the social benefits of the mine. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Technician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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 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


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