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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 At Ochsner, where Terry is employed as a milk technician in the NICU, 1,000 to 1,500 volunteers across 40 hospitals normally fulfill those duties. Emily Woodruff,, "No more baby cuddlers, pet visits at hospitals: 'We used to have volunteers to do that'," 2 Jan. 2021 Public records, according to the outlet, show Warner to have extensive experience with electronics and alarm systems, and recently worked as an independent computer technician with the real estate firm Fridrich & Clark. Tim Darnell, ajc, "UPDATE: Nashville bomber died in Christmas Day explosion," 27 Dec. 2020 Jeffi works as an operator technician for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Local residents earn collegiate honors," 25 Dec. 2020 With just her husband’s $26,000 yearly salary as an optical technician and five mouths to feed, the Arces fell behind on their bills. Washington Post, "In Biden’s Delaware hometown, economic pain enters new phase as pandemic rages on," 16 Dec. 2020 People like Jeff Sanzone, who joined the company in 2008 as an entry-level service technician. Allison Eatough,, "Baltimore’s Top Workplaces, midsize No. 1: Advancement is the opportunity at Advance Business Systems," 1 Dec. 2020 Robert Rubin and Jason Sheffield, attorneys for Travis McMichael, attempted to portray their client as a person of character, citing his service as a U.S. Coast Guard machine technician and his 3-year-old son, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "Georgia father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery killing denied bail after 2-day hearing," 14 Nov. 2020 Hankison was among the officers that executed a raid on the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician and aspiring nurse, in March. Mirna Alsharif, CNN, "Former police officer involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor accused of sexual assault, according to lawsuit," 11 Nov. 2020 No one was charged directly with killing Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, while officers carried out a search warrant at her home shortly after midnight on March 13. Washington Post, "Breonna Taylor’s mother requests new prosecutor as grand jurors say they were denied evidence," 28 Oct. 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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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Technician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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