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technic

[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]
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noun
  1. technique.
  2. a technicality.
  3. 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.
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adjective
  1. technical.
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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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Related Words

style, practice, form, habit, process, rule, technique, recipe, system, mechanism, arrangement, program, design, plan, way, manner, scheme, approach, mode, capacity

Examples from the Web for technics

Historical Examples

  • I notice that you lay the weight of your work on the side of technics.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • By electricity the technics of moving loads has also been revolutionized.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for technics

technics

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

noun
  1. (tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
  2. (ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill
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Word Origin and History for technics

n.

1850, from technic; also see -ics.

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technic

adj.

1610s, "technical," from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos "of or pertaining to art," from tekhne (see techno-).

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