technicality

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪti/

Etymology[edit]

technical +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

technicality (countable and uncountable, plural technicalities)

  1. The quality or state of being technical.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. That which is technical, or peculiar to any trade, profession, sect, or the like.
    the technicalities of the sect

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