Definition of technician
- a computer technician
- a superb technician and a musician of integrity
- —Irving Kolodin
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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: 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.
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