- 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 nontechnical
But other companies would do better to look at the nontechnical skills she acquired through military service.From War to Work: Why and How Companies Should Hire Post-9/11 Veterans
October 31, 2012
It is a reasonable question and it deserves a nontechnical answer.East-West Trade Trends
Harold E. Stassen
Of this progress we were aware only as nontechnical and distant observers.America's Munitions 1917-1918
This substance may be described, in nontechnical language, as a concentrated form of oxygen.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
This was as close to a classic description of coronary clotting as I figured I would get in nontechnical terms.The Right Time
- not relating to, characteristic of, or skilled in a particular field of activity and its terminology
- 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 nontechnical
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.