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[tek-nish-uh n]
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  1. a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject.
  2. 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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Related Words for technician

scholar, doctor, consultant, guru, authority, professional, technician, artisan, repairman, operator, devotee, connoisseur, pundit, ace, veteran, sage, virtuoso, adept, savant, pro

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Contemporary Examples of technician

Historical Examples of technician

  • He turned to speak to a technician, who was working at another bench.


    Everett B. Cole

  • The door opened wide and Technician Martin Gunther let them in.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • "You can mold it when you mix it," the technician said significantly.

  • To the other technician the general said, "Get a chunk for verification of the alloy."

    A Fine Fix

    R. C. Noll

  • A technician slid into the crater and swept the metal with his instrument.

    A Fine Fix

    R. C. Noll

British Dictionary definitions for technician


  1. a person skilled in mechanical or industrial techniques or in a particular technical field
  2. a person employed in a laboratory, technical college, or scientific establishment to do practical work
  3. a person having specific artistic or mechanical skill, esp if lacking original flair or genius
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Word Origin and History for technician


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

technician in Medicine


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