technique

noun
tech·​nique | \ tek-ˈnēk How to pronounce technique (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web

Van Straaten flew to Texas, hoping to learn new training techniques and monitor their progress. Sean Viljoen, National Geographic, "Texas hounds chase down rhino poachers in South Africa," 11 Sep. 2019 The scientists hope to bring the artificial intelligence–improved technique to all kinds of clinical applications, including live imaging of the human eye. Scientific American, "Test Pilot Geese, Planetary Wrecking Balls and Super AI Vision: The Week’s Best Science GIFs," 6 Sep. 2019 Speed Drawing: Learn fast professional techniques covering line, shape, shadows, perspective, figures, landscapes, and more. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "MiraCosta College offers enrichment courses in hobbies and skills," 5 Sep. 2019 Chief among them was W. Edwards Deming, an American statistician who traveled to Japan to teach manufacturing techniques in 1950. Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, "Whatever happened to Six Sigma?," 3 Sep. 2019 Using machine learning techniques, engineers can specify what success looks like, then let the elevator controller experiment on its own in simulation. Jesse Dunietz, Popular Mechanics, "The Hidden Science of Elevators," 2 Sep. 2019 During the training, the officers will learn how to identify whether a mental illness or something else is causing the crisis, as well as learn de-escalation techniques. Bree Burkitt, USA TODAY, "Phoenix cops must now report whenever they point a gun at someone after record year of shootings," 19 Aug. 2019 During the training, the officers will learn how to identify whether a mental illness or something else is causing the crisis, as well as learn de-escalation techniques. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Phoenix police must now self-report whenever they point a gun at someone," 19 Aug. 2019 Wright learned different techniques to calm her spirit, like yoga and meditation. al, "Birmingham high schoolers to receive mental health kits thanks to local effort," 14 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce technique (audio) \

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 How to pronounce technique (audio) \

Medical Definition of technique

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

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