[ tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek ]
/ ˈtɛk nɪk or for 1, tɛkˈnik /


a technicality.
technics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the study or science of an art or of arts in general, especially the mechanical or industrial arts.


Nearby words

  1. tech. sgt.,
  2. teched,
  3. techie,
  4. technetium,
  5. technetronic,
  6. technical,
  7. technical area,
  8. technical college,
  9. technical drawing,
  10. technical foul

Origin of technic

1605–15; (noun) earlier technica < Greek techniká, neuter plural of technikós of art and craft, equivalent to téchn(ē) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.) < Greek technikós Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for technics


/ (ˈtɛknɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the study or theory of industry and industrial arts; technology



(tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
(ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics

Word Origin for technic

C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill

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