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"
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]
- SAMPA: /"tEknIk(@)l/
- 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.
- A secretarial way of saying "specific".
Technical may refer to:
accomplished, applied, at concert pitch, authoritative, back-burner, career, coached, complex, complicated, confined, conversant, detailed, dinky, disciplinary, dispensable, expert, feature, featured, finished, functional, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, industrial, inessential, inferior, initiate, initiated, insignificant, intricate, irrelevant, knowledgeable, limited, little, mechanical, minor, minute, negligible, nonessential, not vital, official, petit, polytechnic, practiced, prepared, primed, pro, professional, restricted, scholarly, scientific, skilled, small, specialist, specialistic, specialized, technicological, technological, trained, unessential, unimpressive, unnoteworthy, vocational