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technicality

[tek-ni-kal-i-tee]
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noun, plural tech·ni·cal·i·ties for 2, 3.
  1. technical character.
  2. the use of technical methods or terms.
  3. something that is technical; a technical point, detail, or expression.
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Origin of technicality

First recorded in 1805–15; technical + -ity
Related formshy·per·tech·ni·cal·i·ty, nouno·ver·tech·ni·cal·i·ty, noun, plural o·ver·tech·ni·cal·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for technicality

technicality

noun plural -ties
  1. a petty formal point arising from a strict interpretation of rules, etcthe case was dismissed on a technicality
  2. the state or quality of being technical
  3. technical methods and vocabulary
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Word Origin and History for technicality

n.

1814, from technical + -ity. Related: Technicalities.

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