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technic

[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]
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noun
  1. technique.
  2. a technicality.
  3. 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.
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adjective
  1. technical.
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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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Related Words for technic

style, practice, form, habit, process, rule, technique, recipe, system, mechanism, arrangement, program, design, plan, way, manner, scheme, approach, mode, capacity

Examples from the Web for technic

Historical Examples of technic

  • You can acquire all the technic you require, right here in Chicago.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

    Hamlin Garland

  • All show distinctly a clinging to the technic of ceramic art.

  • We are certain that no routine method or technic can be developed.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • Rosenthal's art probably matches Tausig's in technic and tone.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • So much of the technic of the world to-day we take as a matter of course.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker


British Dictionary definitions for technic

technic

noun
  1. (tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
  2. (ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics
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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

adj.

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

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