Definitions of technical

  1. ( chemistry) of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale; " technical ( or commercial) sulfuric acid"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. of or relating to technique; " technical innovation in recent novels"; " technical details"
  5. 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
  6. ( 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
  7. a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
  8. of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale; " technical ( or commercial) sulfuric acid"
  9. Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any science, business, or the like; specially appropriate to any art, science, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.
  10. Relating to any art or science: having to do with the exact or mechanical part of any branch of learning.
  11. Technically.
  12. Relating to technique.
  13. Pertaining, or peculiar to, any art or craft.
  14. Pertaining to some particular art, science, trade, etc.; formal; literal.
  15. Pertaining to art or the arts; belonging to a particular art or profession.
  16. Pert. to the arts; a term exclusively used, or used in a peculiar sense, in connection with any art, science, or employment; belonging to a particular profession.

Usage examples for technical

  1. " I'd get too technical he said resignedly. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  2. He was never a first- rate technical lawyer. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  3. The interest which this town takes in the subject of technical education is a very gratifying one. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  4. 2. It must be national, as opposed to what is either local or technical – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  5. He may have had technical knowledge which will help him. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  6. I know the technical side of it. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  7. As a class, musicians are narrow and that arises from the necessity of giving so much time to technical study. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  8. To my mind, it is the proof of the perfection of the technical skill in expression to which Field arrived through arduous years, softened and refined by the emotions of affection and gratitude which swept over him as he thought of her who had been a mother to him. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  9. He had first come to the land of this story, fresh from his technical training in the East. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. The stream of business depends on natural resources and technical conditions, not on the quantity of money. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  11. The man entered the room, but remained standing, listening with increasing interest to the technical talk of the other two men who were half lying on the table as they bent over some large plans- an architect's blue prints. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  12. I won't trouble you with technical details which you wouldn't understand. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. There is no doubt but that if he had been a younger man when the new technical methods made their appearance, he would have adopted them and their results in his volumes. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  14. I found it was not necessary to have much technical knowledge to make notes on what I saw; all I required was a little sound argument, especially in the matter of economy, which was the duke's main object. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Japanese youths, silent, intent, studious, were in European and American universities, colleges, technical schools, learning the arts of war and of peace. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  16. The report of the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction, which has recently been issued, teems with illustrations of the advantages afforded by technical instruction. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  17. Or, again, take the case of technical or general education. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  18. As this book is intended for the general reader, references to purely technical articles have, so far as possible, been avoided, and none in foreign languages mentioned. – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  19. Ministers of war and of marine, being chosen largely by reason of technical qualifications, are frequently members of the Senate by special appointment. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. This kind of specialising is not recognised as a technical form of it at all, and yet how far nearer and closer and more urgent it is for us than any other kind. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson