[ tek-nik-lee ]
/ ˈtɛk nɪk li /
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in a way that is peculiar to a certain specialized field of study or activity: The part of the body that relates to the saddle on a conventional machine is technically termed the perineum.
with regard to the detailed formal skills and competencies expected in the practice of a particular art or sport: There are many artists who study hard and become technically proficient, but they don't touch people in the way that a few great artists have.
in a way that relies on a strict interpretation of words or rules: Today (well, technically yesterday, as it's now 3 a.m.) I went to the immigration office to see what was holding things up.
in a way that has to do with technology or the trades as opposed to academics or the arts: If you are technically inclined, you can build a lighting system yourself with some good LED lights and a car battery.



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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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