Technical meaning

tĕknĭ-kəl
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Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science; scientific.

Technical data; a technical analysis.

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Of or relating to technique.

A technical procedure; great technical skill in playing the violin.

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Having to do with the practical, industrial, or mechanical arts or the applied sciences.

A technical school.

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Of or relating to the practical, mechanical, or industrial arts or to the applied sciences.

A technical institute.

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Relating to or based on market indicators, such as trading volume and fluctuations in securities prices, rather than underlying economic factors such as corporate earnings, inflation, and unemployment.

A technical analysis of market conditions.

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A technical foul.
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Of, used in, or peculiar to a specific science, art, profession, craft, etc.; specialized.

Technical vocabulary.

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Skilled in a particular science, art, etc.

A technical assistant.

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Of, in, or showing technique.

Technical skill.

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In terms of some science, art, etc.; according to principles or rules.

A technical difference.

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Concerned with or making use of technicalities or minute, formal points.
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(finance) Caused by factors within the market, not by external economic factors.

A shortage of available shares led to a technical rally in stocks.

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The definition of technical is something having to do with an industrial or mechanical art or an applied science.

An example of technical used as an adjective is the phrase technical jargon which is the language a machinist would use to describe a mechanical issue with another machinist.

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Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.
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(slang) A secretarial way of saying "specific".
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(of a person)
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Relating to technique.

The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.

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(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.

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A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
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(basketball) A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.
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Origin of technical

  • From Greek tekhnikos of art from tekhnē art teks- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin technicus, from Ancient Greek τέχνη (tekhnÄ“, “skill")

    From Wiktionary