technical

[ tek-ni-kuhl ]
/ ˈtɛk nɪ kəl /

adjective

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Origin of technical

First recorded in 1610–20; technic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM technical

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH technical

technical , technological.
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British Dictionary definitions for technical

technical
/ (ˈtɛknɪkəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or specializing in industrial, practical, or mechanical arts and applied sciencesa technical institute
skilled in practical and mechanical arts rather than theoretical or abstract thinking
relating to or characteristic of a particular field of activitythe technical jargon of linguistics
existing by virtue of a strict application of the rules or a strict interpretation of the wordinga technical loophole in the law; a technical victory
of, derived from, or showing techniquetechnical brilliance
(of a financial market) having prices determined by internal speculative or manipulative factors rather than by general or economic conditionsa technical rally

Derived forms of technical

technically, adverbtechnicalness, noun
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