[ 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.


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

Examples from the Web for technics

British Dictionary definitions for technics (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtɛknɪks) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for technics (2 of 2)



(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
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