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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Picking a program: At LSU, Backsen pursued an extended 5-year veterinary track, which allowed her to work as a vet technician while going to school her 4th year. Jennifer Larino,, "How to become a veterinarian: Career advice from 4 New Orleans vets," 22 May 2018 Krizmanich started her career working as a certified lab technician and eventually moved on to working as a videotape editor for CNN in 1985, when the network was just five years old. Marcia Pledger,, "Cracking the code to a later-in-life career change: Living On," 6 May 2018 According to an arrest report, Kinney felt something moving around in his ear and wanted a technician there to scan it. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "He felt something moving in his ear. So he got out his gun, cops say | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 Auto makers and a slew of Silicon Valley firms are hiring autonomous-driving technicians, but so is insurance giant Allstate Corp. And health-care... Vanessa Fuhrmans, WSJ, "Tech Companies Aren’t the Only Ones Competing for Tech Workers," 2 Dec. 2018 The contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area apparently failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places out of operation. Matt Richardson, Fox News, "McSally, Sinema win US Senate primaries in Arizona; Ducey keeps reelection hopes alive in governor's race," 29 Aug. 2018 Waymo is hiring technicians responsible for performing vehicle inspections and repairs. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot," 24 Aug. 2018 The state Department of Transportation had a technician flown in from Juneau. Author: Jacob Resneck, Anchorage Daily News, "Melted ice cream, dead dog, uneaten crab: Misery aboard the Alaska state ferry LeConte," 10 July 2018 One of those benefits was on display just a room over, where Nelvis Garcia was working as an entry level grow technician, tending to young marijuana plants. CBS News, "Holyoke, Massachusetts, is ready to welcome the marijuana industry with open arms," 30 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.


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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