technique

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noun tech·nique \tek-ˈnēk\

Definition of technique

  1. 1 :  the manner in which technical details are treated (as by a writer) or basic physical movements are used (as by a dancer); also :  ability to treat such details or use such movements good piano technique

  2. 2a :  a body of technical methods (as in a craft or in scientific research)b :  a method of accomplishing a desired aim

Examples of technique in a sentence

  1. We learned some techniques for relieving stress.

  2. I used a special technique to make the bread.

  3. The players need to practice in order to improve their technique.

  4. a dancer with excellent technique

  5. The ice-skaters will be judged on technique and creativity.

Origin and Etymology of technique

French, from technique technical, from Greek technikos


First Known Use: 1817


TECHNIQUE Defined for English Language Learners

technique

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noun tech·nique \tek-ˈnēk\

Definition of technique for English Language Learners

  • : a way of doing something by using special knowledge or skill

  • : the way that a person performs basic physical movements or skills


TECHNIQUE Defined for Kids

technique

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noun tech·nique \tek-ˈnēk\

Definition of technique for Students

  1. 1 :  the way in which basic physical movements or skills are used The players practiced basic techniques.

  2. 2 :  the ability to use basic physical movements and skills The pianist is admired for her technique.

  3. 3 :  a way of doing something using special knowledge or skill Here's a good technique to help you relax.


Medical Dictionary

technique

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noun tech·nique \tek-ˈnēk\

Medical Definition of technique

  1. :  a method or body of methods for accomplishing a desired end new surgical techniques



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