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 vehicle registered more than a dozen instances of her hands being off the steering wheel in this drive cycle, according data retrieved by Tesla technicians. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "A Tesla Crash In Utah Is Under Investigation By U.S. Safety Regulators," 17 May 2018 The Wheeling Wheelmen Bicycle Club also will be at the event providing free bicycle helmet fittings, as well as bike safety inspections conducted by a technician, police said. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Buffalo Grove police gear up for upcoming 'Bike Rodeo' safety event," 11 May 2018 One package sent to the FBI’s mailing facility was tested by FBI bomb technicians. Time, "Man Charged After Sending Black Powder and Nonsensical Notes to Military Installations, FBI Says," 27 Mar. 2018 Students who test positive will be contacted directly by a medical technician from the testing facility for a follow-up consultation. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If you want to play sports or park in school lots at Oak Creek, drug testing could be in your future," 14 Feb. 2018 The robbery itself was spotted by technicians in the city's real-time crime monitoring center, but the victim had been taken to a hospital by the time police arrived. Kevin Litten,, "Video shows man being dragged from Bourbon Street bar who would later be robbed," 29 Oct. 2017 Take Daniel Rau, a former Marine sergeant who returned from active duty in 2008, after two years as a comms technician and three years protecting embassies in India, Japan, and Yemen. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Thank You For Your Service. Now What?," 17 Oct. 2018 With over 1,300 medical, operational, and regulatory experts, technicians and supporting services working in the same facilities, communication and collaboration are greatly enhanced. Jessica Levy,, "Medpace speeds the advancement of safe, effective medical therapeutics," 8 June 2018 In addition to local authorities, a state hazardous material technician and postal inspectors also responded, police said. David Owens,, "White Powder In Piece Of Mail Disrupts ESPN's Bristol Campus," 7 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.

: 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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