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technicality

[ tek-ni-kal-i-tee ]
/ ˌtɛk nɪˈkæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural tech·ni·cal·i·ties for 2, 3.

technical character.
the use of technical methods or terms.
something that is technical; a technical point, detail, or expression.

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Origin of technicality

First recorded in 1805–15; technical + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM technicality

hy·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
/ (ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a petty formal point arising from a strict interpretation of rules, etcthe case was dismissed on a technicality
the state or quality of being technical
technical methods and vocabulary
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