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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 to some particular art, science, trade, etc.; formal; literal.
  14. Pertaining to art or the arts; belonging to a particular art or profession.
  15. 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.
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Usage examples for technical

  1. He may have had technical knowledge which will help him. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. I won't trouble you with technical details which you wouldn't understand. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Or, again, take the case of technical or general education. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
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