- the manner and ability with which an artist, writer, dancer, athlete, or the like employs the technical skills of a particular art or field of endeavor.
- the body of specialized procedures and methods used in any specific field, especially in an area of applied science.
- method of performance; way of accomplishing.
- technical skill; ability to apply procedures or methods so as to effect a desired result.
- Informal. method of projecting personal charm, appeal, etc.: He has the greatest technique with customers.
Origin of technique
Examples from the Web for technique
Seeing what they were doing, I was inspired to add my vision to their technique.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
She is using this technique, which generations of African-Americans have used for survival, for fame and profit.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
The cops piled on and Pantaleo placed Garner in a chokehold, a technique banned by the NYPD.Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton
December 5, 2014
He knew this was a way to reach people, and he mastered the technique.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
We were scoring it like the Olympics: presentation, technique.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
His technique was faulty, his colors daring, perhaps—but his triumph was for that the greater.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
I used to stand before it for hours, studying the technique.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
With me it is the technique that is to seek; with you the ideas!The Incomplete Amorist
And the colour of the hair, and the technique, the flow of the whole composition.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
You're the creediest kids I ever saw, your religion is style, technique and form.The Harbor
- a practical method, skill, or art applied to a particular task
- proficiency in a practical or mechanical skill
- special facility; knackhe had the technique of turning everything to his advantage
Word Origin and History for technique
1817, from French technique "formal practical details in artistic expression," noun use of adj. technique "of art, technical," from Greek tekhnikos (see techno-).
- The skill and procedure with which a surgical operation or experiment, for example, is carried out.