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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The strike will affect employees with jobs as optometrists, a variety of technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, housekeepers and hundreds of other positions — largely those who are not doctors, registered nurses or mental health workers. Los Angeles Times, "80,000-plus Kaiser workers may strike Oct. 14, but talks continue," 16 Sep. 2019 There was another test about a week ago with a carful of cable car technicians. Carl Nolte,, "World’s oldest operating cable car rolling back to life this weekend," 7 Sep. 2019 Daryl Kenningham, Group 1’s president of U.S. operations, highlighted the company’s increased hiring and retention of service technicians. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Group 1 Automotive profits drop amid slowing new vehicle sales," 25 July 2019 Because governing a town of under 8,000 is not a full-time job, Tappan has kept his position as an ultrasound technician at the hospital across the street, and so is wearing scrubs. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Everyone wants to Instagram the world’s most beautiful canyon. Should they?," 11 July 2019 The category, which includes 23,530 workers, is comprised of many of the laboratory staffers who sustain the life science industry, such as chemists, biophysicists and biochemists, and biological technicians. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is your paycheck keeping up with San Diego’s inflation?," 2 Sep. 2019 Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows Independent repair shops can apply to Apple to join the program for free, although there are certain requirements like requiring Apple certifications for technicians. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Apple gives third-party repair shops more access to authorized parts," 29 Aug. 2019 The employees and technicians will be taken from across Kentucky, according to Collins. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "LG&E and Kentucky Utilities sending crews to Florida to aid in Hurricane Dorian relief," 29 Aug. 2019 Roberts and Battelle say NEON now has 170 scientists and engineers on staff, 58 of them with ecological backgrounds, and about 225 field technicians who work part time. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "NSF’s huge ecological observatory is open for business. But tensions remain," 29 Aug. 2019

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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.


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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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