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technical (adj.)

1610s, "skilled in a particular art or subject," formed in English from technic + -al (1), or in part from Greek tekhnikos "of art; systematic," in reference to persons "skillful, artistic," from tekhnē "art, skill, craft" (see techno-).

The sense narrowed to "having to do with the mechanical arts" (1727). Basketball technical foul (one which does not involve contact between opponents) is recorded from 1934. Boxing technical knock-out (one in which the loser is not knocked out) is recorded from 1921; abbreviation TKO is from 1940s. Technical difficulty is from 1805.

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Definitions of technical
1
technical (adj.)
of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill;
the technical dazzle of her dancing
his technical innovation was his brushwork
Synonyms: proficient
technical (adj.)
characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences;
technical training
a technical problem
a technical report
technical language
producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country
highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public
technical (adj.)
of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles;
technical college
Synonyms: technological
technical (adj.)
relating to or concerned with machinery or tools;
a technical fault
Synonyms: mechanical / mechanically skillful
technical (adj.)
according to strict interpretation of the law or set of rules;
technical (adj.)
of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood;
a technical report
technical language
technical terminology
Synonyms: expert
technical (adj.)
resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations;
analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally
the fall is only a technical correction
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technical (n.)
a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it;
technical (n.)
(basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play;
Synonyms: technical foul
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