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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 For example, with Rocket 3.0, the rivets in the payload fairing were installed by a technician. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "At Astra, failure is an option," 6 Feb. 2020 While this pilot‑to‑pilot conversation was happening in Montreal, a technician named Ouellet was checking out the aircraft. Matt Parker, Wired, "Bad Math, Pepsi Points, and the Greatest Plane Non-Crash Ever," 23 Jan. 2020 As Allen said, Tomsula is a technician who harps a great deal on leverage, angles, block destruction and hand combat. John Owning, Dallas News, "Grading Mike McCarthy’s defensive staff: Jim Tomsula is just what the doctor ordered for Cowboys’ D-line," 22 Jan. 2020 Sheriff’s evidence technicians processed the scene and detectives are continuing to try to determine what happened. Carol Robinson |, al, "Man shot while driving in Pinson; investigation ongoing," 12 Jan. 2020 Sammie is a behavior technician from Miami, Florida. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of Netflix's "The Circle"," 2 Jan. 2020 Some states have adopted laws, for instance introducing mandatory lunch breaks or limiting the number of technicians a pharmacist can supervise. New York Times, "How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk," 31 Jan. 2020 Steve Bannon was already audience-testing Trumpism 2.0, wrong-footing the crowd at the Oxford Union with complaints about the lack of black technicians in Silicon Valley. Thomas Meaney, Harper's magazine, "Trumpism After Trump," 20 Jan. 2020 Only one job on the list generally doesn’t require a four-year degree, which is that of behavioral health technicians. Michelle Cheng, Quartz at Work, "The US’s top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn," 10 Dec. 2019

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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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22 Feb 2020

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“Technician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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