tech|ni|cal

tech|ni|cal
tech|ni|cal «TEHK nuh kuhl», adjective.
1. of or having something to do with the special facts of a science or art: »

“Electrolysis,” “tarsus,” and “protein” are technical words.

2. of or having something to do with mechanical or industrial arts or with applied sciences; technological: »

This technical school trains engineers, chemists, and architects.

3. using technical terms; treating a subject technically: »

a technical lecture.

4. of or having to do with an art, science, discipline, or profession: »

a word's technical sense.

5. of or having to do with technique: »

She has technical skill in singing, but her voice is weak.

6. judged strictly by the rules, as of a certain science, art, or game; strictly interpreted.
7. (of a stock market, its prices, or trading) abnormally high or low because of heavy speculation.
[< technic + -al1]
tech´ni|cal|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tech|ni|cal|i|ty — «TEHK nuh KAL uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. a technical matter, point, detail, term, or expression: »Books on engineering contain many technicalities which the ordinary reader does not understand. 2. technical quality or character …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|ly — «TEHK nuh klee», adverb. in a technical manner or respect; in technical terms; in a technical sense; in accordance with technical methods …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech´ni|cal|ness — tech|ni|cal «TEHK nuh kuhl», adjective. 1. of or having something to do with the special facts of a science or art: »“Electrolysis,” “tarsus,” and “protein” are technical words. 2. of or having something to do with mechanical or industrial arts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|ise — «TEHK nuh kuh lyz», transitive verb, ised, is|ing. Especially British. technicalize …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|ism — «TEHK nuh kuh LIHZ uhm», noun. 1. technical style, method, or treatment. 2. overuse of technicalities …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|ist — «TEHK nuh kuh lihst», noun. 1. an expert in technicalities. 2. a person addicted to technicalities …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|i|za|tion — «TEHK nuh kuh luh ZAY shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of technicalizing: »He said this cooperation was necessary as a balance against the growing “technicalization” of the Common Market (London Times). 2. the state of being technicalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech|ni|cal|ize — «TEHK nuh kuh lyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to make technical: »to technicalize one s language, technicalize a school …   Useful english dictionary

  • tech·ni·cal·i·ty — /ˌtɛknəˈkæləti/ noun, pl ties [count] 1 : a small detail in a rule, law, etc., and especially one that forces an unwanted or unexpected result These cases were dropped because of legal technicalities. She lost the contest because of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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