technically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

technical +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛknɪkəli/, /ˈtɛknɪkli/
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Adverb[edit]

technically (comparative more technically, superlative most technically)

  1. Based on precise facts, which however may be misleading or incomplete.
    Technically he was Canadian, but everyone assumed he was American.
  2. Having or using the skills or talent required for a certain job or profession.
    Although she is technically gifted, her piano playing lacks passion.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      The ladies were not much the wiser, though, I confess, they were not far removed from the door. The great men inside talked indistinctly and technically, and once Doctor Dillon was so unfeeling as to crack a joke []
  3. According to the current state of technology.
    For now, it is technically impossible to have a manned flight to Mercury.

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