[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for technics
I notice that you lay the weight of your work on the side of technics.Old Fogy
By electricity the technics of moving loads has also been revolutionized.Woman and Socialism
I was told that "the technics of sericulture are sure to improve."The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
In musical performance these elements belong to the technics of the art.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.
Henry Edward Krehbiel
The growth of technics in our own day is a proof of Nature yielding here and there to the demands of life and intellect.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy
W. Tudor Jones
- (functioning as singular) the study or theory of industry and industrial arts; technology
C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill
Word Origin and History for technics
1610s, "technical," from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos "of or pertaining to art," from tekhne (see techno-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper