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  1. a technician: He's a tech for a film crew.
  2. technology: She has a good grasp of computer tech.

Origin of tech

1950–55; by shortening

tech. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for tech

reformatory, tech

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Contemporary Examples of tech

Historical Examples of tech

  • The tech was finished, he snapped his tool box shut and left.

    The Velvet Glove

    Harry Harrison

  • Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or Tech, or Yale, or anywhere?


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • In that moment every tech in the room must have felt a touch of pride.

  • Nay, quod the herdman, I wyll not tech you my connynge for nought.

  • I ain't a-goin' to tech 'em till the authorities have looked 'em over.

British Dictionary definitions for tech


  1. informal short for technical college


abbreviation for
  1. technical
  2. technology
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Word Origin and History for tech

1906 as short for technical college (or institute, etc.), American English; 1942 as short for technician.

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