technique

noun tech·nique \ tek-ˈnēk \

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
2 a :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.

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Origin and Etymology of technique

French, from technique technical, from Greek technikos


TECHNIQUE Defined for English Language Learners

technique

noun

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

noun tech·nique \ tek-ˈnēk \

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 Dictionary

technique

noun tech·nique \ tek-ˈnēk \

medical Definition of technique

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


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