[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]
- a technicality.
- technics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the study or science of an art or of arts in general, especially the mechanical or industrial arts.
Origin of technic
1605–15; (noun) earlier technica < Greek techniká, neuter plural of technikós of art and craft, equivalent to téchn(ē) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.) < Greek technikós
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Examples from the Web for technic
You can acquire all the technic you require, right here in Chicago.A Daughter of the Middle Border
All show distinctly a clinging to the technic of ceramic art.
We are certain that no routine method or technic can be developed.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Rosenthal's art probably matches Tausig's in technic and tone.Old Fogy
So much of the technic of the world to-day we take as a matter of course.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill
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Word Origin and History for technic
1610s, "technical," from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos "of or pertaining to art," from tekhne (see techno-).
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