technic

[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]

noun

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.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. tech. sgt.,
  2. teched,
  3. techie,
  4. technetium,
  5. technetronic,
  6. technical,
  7. technical area,
  8. technical college,
  9. technical drawing,
  10. technical foul

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

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British Dictionary definitions for technic

technic

noun

(tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
(ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics

Word Origin for technic

C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill

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Word Origin and History for technic

technic

adj.

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

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