tech·ni·cian | \ tek-ˈni-shən \

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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The company also posted job openings for cooks, dishwashers, facilities and maintenance technicians, and cleaning positions. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "Topgolf to hire 500 employees for Glendale location opening in September," 11 July 2018 And a beautiful sound technician to auto-tune the hell out of my voice. Dave Quinn,, "Tyra Banks and Francia Raísa Team Up for Life-Size 2 — But Where's Lindsay Lohan?," 10 July 2018 The Outer Party of skilled technicians, operations people, and marketers that keep the trains belonging to the Inner Party running on time. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System," 9 July 2018 His team includes a shop chief, studio manager, and computer technician, as well as structural engineers and a studio manager. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "Art ‘eats at me all day long’," 29 June 2018 John had been employed by Bristol Brass as a metallurgical lab technician, later retiring from the State of Connecticut as a State Marshall. Hartford Courant,, "John B. Szydlowski," 18 June 2018 The strikers, represented by the Communication Workers of America, include field service technicians and customer call center employees, according to the union. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More than 1,000 AT&T workers go on strike in Wisconsin over contract bargaining," 1 June 2018 Another survivor is former NBC News sound technician Steve Sung. Hal Boedeker,, "'Jonestown: An American Tragedy,' Sacha Baron Cohen: This weekend," 13 July 2018 Perhaps most symbolic of its economic conversion, the town now hosts a major company, Solar Energy International, that trains solar panel technicians. Zack Colman, Scientific American, "A Trump Oil Boom Could Transform This Rocky Mountain Landscape," 13 July 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.

: someone who has mastered the basic techniques or skills in a sport, an art, etc.


tech·ni·cian | \ tek-ˈni-shən \

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 \

Medical Definition of technician 

: a specialist in the technical details of a subject or occupation a medical technician

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