- belonging or pertaining to an art, science, or the like: technical skill.
- peculiar to or characteristic of a particular art, science, profession, trade, etc.: technical details.
- using terminology or treating subject matter in a manner peculiar to a particular field, as a writer or a book: a technical report.
- skilled in or familiar in a practical way with a particular art, trade, etc., as a person.
- of, relating to, or showing technique.
- technically demanding or difficult: a technical violin sonata; a technical ski run.
- designed or used for technically demanding sports or other activities: technical apparel.
- pertaining to or connected with the mechanical or industrial arts and the applied sciences: a technical school.
- so considered from a point of view in accordance with a stringent interpretation of the rules: a military engagement ending in a technical defeat.
- concerned with or dwelling on technicalities: You're getting too technical for me.
- noting a market in which prices are determined largely by supply and demand and other such internal factors rather than by general business, economic, or psychological factors that influence market activity: technical weakness or strength.
Origin of technical
Examples from the Web for technically
What often is forgotten—and what Beck could probably stand to remember—is that the massacre was, technically, a firefight.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
Even though this is the second auction, it will technically be the first time this has happened.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star
November 15, 2014
He technically faced as much as a year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
You, on the other hand, have made an unbroken string of technically false claims.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy
October 17, 2014
“Technically, it is of course possible, but we are not discussing the issue right now,” he said.Britain’s PM Cameron And His Awful Assault on Human Rights Court
October 3, 2014
Technically it was now morning, though his watch informed him that it was not yet five.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Dad must 120 remember that you are my mother––technically speaking.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
This is no doubt what is technically known as a ballon d'essai.
Technically they were excellent, but their literary form was not of the highest order.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
A mess would probably be made of it technically, but no matter.Essentials in Conducting
Karl Wilson Gehrkens
- of, relating to, or specializing in industrial, practical, or mechanical arts and applied sciencesa technical institute
- skilled in practical and mechanical arts rather than theoretical or abstract thinking
- relating to or characteristic of a particular field of activitythe technical jargon of linguistics
- existing by virtue of a strict application of the rules or a strict interpretation of the wordinga technical loophole in the law; a technical victory
- of, derived from, or showing techniquetechnical brilliance
- (of a financial market) having prices determined by internal speculative or manipulative factors rather than by general or economic conditionsa technical rally
Word Origin and History for technically
1610s, "skilled in a particular art or subject," formed in English from Greek tekhnikos "of art," from tekhne "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.