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From Late Latin technicus + -al, from Ancient Greek τεχνικός (tekhnikós), from τέχνη (tékhnē, “skill”).
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.nɪk.əl/
- (Southern American English, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈtɛt.nɪk.əl/
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technical (comparative more technical, superlative most technical)
- Specifically related to a particular discipline.
- 2006, Asaf Darr, Selling Technology, page 94:
- One example of the blurring of boundaries is the growing interdependence of social and technical skills. The sales engineers and the clients' engineers are all knowledge workers.
- Of or related to technology.
- (of a person) Technically-minded; adept with science and technology.
- Relating to, or requiring, technique.
- The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.
- 2015, Robert Dineen, Kings of the Road: A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling:
- Its design apparently made for interesting racing, with a challenging climb, technical bends and a finishing straight long enough to produce exciting sprints.
- Requiring advanced techniques for successful completion.
- 2014, Stephen C. Sieberson, The Naked Mountaineer: Misadventures of an Alpine Traveler:
- It was a technical ascent involving ropework, belays, and protection, and the exposure was great, but there were abundant hand and footholds, and the rock was sound.
- (securities and other markets) Relating to the internal mechanics of a market rather than more basic factors.
- The market had a technical rally, due to an oversold condition.
- In the strictest sense, but not practically or meaningfully.
- Crossing the front lawn of that house to get to the mailbox was a technical trespass.
- (securities and other markets): fundamental
terms derived from technical (adjective)
pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts
relating to technique
relating to the internal mechanics of a market
technical (plural technicals)
- A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
- 2007 January 2, Jeffrey Gettleman, “After 15 Years, Someone’s in Charge in Somalia, if Barely”, in New York Times:
- “Individuals or groups of people who have trucks mounted with antiaircraft guns, known as ‘technicals,’ should bring those battlewagons to Mogadishu’s old port,” he said.
- (basketball) Short for technical foul.
- (video games) A special move in certain fighting games that cancels out the effect of an opponent's attack.
- Short for technical school.
- Short for technical course.
- Short for technical examination.
pickup truck-based fighting vehicle
- “technical” in The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005
- "technical" in WordNet 3.1, Princeton University, 2011.
- technical at OneLook Dictionary Search
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *tetḱ-
- English terms derived from Late Latin
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