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[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek] /ˈtɛk nɪk or for 1, tɛkˈnik/
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 Unabridged
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  • Nothing has been added to its technic except the application of the most recent laws of harmony.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • All show distinctly a clinging to the technic of ceramic art.

  • How well-established the technic of this art of the city eddies!

    Great Possessions David Grayson
  • Rosenthal's art probably matches Tausig's in technic and tone.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • Neither are they willing to get right down, to the bed rock of technic and work at that seriously and thoroughly.

    Piano Mastery Harriette Brower
  • There should be no technic in music which is not music in itself.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • The attainment of technic, attended by the inevitable pride in technic, liberates its possessors.

  • Tausig was a master of technic who had few, if any, equals in his time.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • And such a violinist as the one mentioned, in spite of his tone and technic, was never meant for an ensemble player.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • When the artist is really great all idea of technic is forgotten.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for technic


(tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
(ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics
Word Origin
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-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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