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technical adj
1 of or relating to technique; "technical innovation in recent novels"; "technical details"
2 characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences; "a technical problem"; "highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public"; "a technical report"; "producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country"; "technical training"; "technical language" [ant: nontechnical]
3 of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill; "no amount of technical skill and craftsmanship can take the place of vital interest"- John Dewey
4 of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles; "technical college"; "technological development" [syn: technological]
5 resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations; "analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally"; "the fall is only a technical correction"
6 of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale; "technical (or commercial) sulfuric acid"

Noun

1 a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
2 (basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play [syn: technical foul]

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Pronunciation

  • SAMPA: /"tEknIk(@)l/

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.
  2. A secretarial way of saying "specific".

Noun

  1. A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
  2. A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.

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