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

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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.
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And, finally, there have been advancements in early detection techniques with several forms of cancer that are being used more widely, Dr. Lichtenfeld says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Cancer Deaths Have Declined 27 Percent in 25 Years, But Not Everyone Is Seeing the Same Benefit," 8 Jan. 2019 Pricing drugs based on their uses would reduce the need for obtrusive management techniques. Roger D. Klein, WSJ, "Price Drugs According to What They Do," 8 Jan. 2019 Green forged another route: The designer applied traditional homey techniques like crochet and ruching usually used in womenswear to contemporary materials and forward-looking silhouettes that looked anything but throwaway. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Inspired by Craig Green’s Fall 2019 Lineup, a Look at Fantastic Plastics in Fashion," 7 Jan. 2019 Art historian Sandra Zetina contacted him about her suspicion that fluid dynamics played a role in Siqueiros' techniques. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study: modern masters like Jackson Pollock were “intuitive physicists”," 26 Dec. 2018 Safe standard diving techniques call for a gradual ascent to the surface to eliminate the nitrogen that the body’s tissues absorb during a dive, and for a limit to the number of dives a person makes in a day. Moises Castillo, The Seattle Times, "AP PHOTOS: Lobster divers risk injury, death in Honduras," 26 Dec. 2018 Pros who work on homes every day know the tricks and techniques to get high-quality results. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "Should You DIY Or Call A Pro?," 26 Dec. 2018 The mummy, named Nesperennub, was virtually unwrapped using cutting-edge CT scanning technology and visualization techniques. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 Microblading's recent popularity has spawned microshading and microfeathering, two techniques that give you a different brow look depending on your preferences. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Microblading, Microshading, and Microfeathering: What's the Difference?," 23 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of technique

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for technique

French, from technique technical, from Greek technikos

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technique

noun

English Language Learners Definition of technique

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

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

technique

noun
tech·​nique | \ tek-ˈnēk \

Kids Definition of technique

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.

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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