Etymology
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technique (n.)

1817, at first especially in criticism of art and music, from French technique "formal practical details in artistic expression" (18c.), noun use of technique (adj.) "of art, technical," from Greek tekhnikos "pertaining to art," from tekhnē "art, skill, craft in work" (see techno-).

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Definitions of technique

technique (n.)
a practical method or art applied to some particular task;
technique (n.)
skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity;
Synonyms: proficiency
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