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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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Examples from the Web for technics
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  • I notice that you lay the weight of your work on the side of technics.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • By electricity the technics of moving loads has also been revolutionized.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • I was told that "the technics of sericulture are sure to improve."

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • In musical performance these elements belong to the technics of the art.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. Henry Edward Krehbiel
  • The growth of technics in our own day is a proof of Nature yielding here and there to the demands of life and intellect.

  • The practical side of his nature was shown by his easy grasp of the technics of pianoforte-playing.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • He was able to do this because his predecessors had so fully developed the technics of polyphonic writing.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • The technics of instrumental writing were not sufficiently advanced to admit of high emotional expression.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • This, as the reader will see, includes the transfer of the technics of polyphonic writing from vocal to instrumental music.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Certainly the young Leonardo must have owed very little except suggestion and some minor directions in technics to anyone else.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for technics


(functioning as sing) the study or theory of industry and industrial arts; technology


(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 technics

1850, from technic; also see -ics.



1610s, "technical," from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos "of or pertaining to art," from tekhne (see techno-).

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