Definition of technique
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>
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
We learned some techniques for relieving stress.
I used a special technique to make the bread.
The players need to practice in order to improve their technique.
a dancer with excellent technique
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
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
Definition of technique for Students
1 : the way in which basic physical movements or skills are used <The players practiced basic techniques.>
2 : the ability to use basic physical movements and skills <The pianist is admired for her technique.>
3 : a way of doing something using special knowledge or skill <Here's a good technique to help you relax.>
Medical Definition of technique
: a method or body of methods for accomplishing a desired end <new surgical techniques>
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