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.
- tech·ni·cal·ly, adverb
- tech·ni·cal·ness, noun
- hy·per·tech·ni·cal, adjective
- hy·per·tech·ni·cal·ness, noun
- non·tech·ni·cal, adjective
- non·tech·ni·cal·ness, noun
- o·ver·tech·ni·cal, adjective
- pre·tech·ni·cal, adjective
- qua·si-tech·ni·cal, adjective
- un·tech·ni·cal, adjective
- technical , technological
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How to use technical in a sentence
Epic’s Unreal Engine platform provides the technical framework for the MetaHuman project.Meet the eerily realistic digital people made with Epic’s MetaHuman Creator | Stan Horaczek | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
In this case, ORCAA didn’t evaluate the technical design of the tool itself.Auditors are testing hiring algorithms for bias, but there’s no easy fix | Amy Nordrum | February 11, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Creating a cultureBut beyond these technical and strategic steps, educators should strive to develop a safe, welcoming culture where individuals can express their disability and advocate for their needs.Online classes are difficult for the hard of hearing. Here’s how to fix that. | Eli Reiter | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
That will require more technical implementation that he said is expected to be completed by the end of February.Why a tweet from California’s AG about a global privacy tool has companies scrambling | Kate Kaye | February 8, 2021 | Digiday
On Wednesday, Arlington nearly doubled that number, sending about 200 career and technical education students back into classrooms.Alexandria City Public Schools sets date for reopening; Arlington refuses to follow suit | Hannah Natanson | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
This was achieved only by a relentless program of technical advances.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Good intelligence comes when multiple sources and types (human, technical, open) of information are pulled together.
He read technical journals about film and haunted the theaters and film production companies.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But these were technical solutions and unlikely to inspire protests alone.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence | Ben Jacobs | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tausig possessed this repose in a technical way, and his touch was marvellous; but he never drew the tears to your eyes.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Concurrently with it there will be going on, as I have said, a man's special technical training.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He has gone through such technical studies as no one else has except Tausig, perhaps.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Her work is full of life and strength, and her touch shows her confidence in herself and her technical knowledge.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
British Dictionary definitions for technical
of, relating to, or specializing in industrial, practical, or mechanical arts and applied sciences: a technical institute
skilled in practical and mechanical arts rather than theoretical or abstract thinking
relating to or characteristic of a particular field of activity: the technical jargon of linguistics
existing by virtue of a strict application of the rules or a strict interpretation of the wording: a technical loophole in the law; a technical victory
of, derived from, or showing technique: technical brilliance
(of a financial market) having prices determined by internal speculative or manipulative factors rather than by general or economic conditions: a technical rally
- technically, adverb
- technicalness, noun
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