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technician

[ tek-nish-uh n ]
/ tɛkˈnɪʃ ən /
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noun

a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject.
a person who is skilled in the technique of an art, as music or painting.

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Origin of technician

1825–35; technic + -ian; see -ician
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British Dictionary definitions for technician

technician

/ (tɛkˈnɪʃən) /

noun

a person skilled in mechanical or industrial techniques or in a particular technical field
a person employed in a laboratory, technical college, or scientific establishment to do practical work
a person having specific artistic or mechanical skill, esp if lacking original flair or genius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for technician

technician


n.

1833, "person expert in the technicalities of some question," from technic + -ian. Meaning "person skilled in mechanical arts" is recorded from 1939.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for technician

technician

[ tĕk-nĭshən ]

n.

One whose occupation requires training in a specific technical process.technologist
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