Meaning of TECHNICAL in English


tech ‧ ni ‧ cal S2 W2 AC /ˈteknɪk ə l/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : technicalities, ↑ technicality , ↑ technician , ↑ technique ; adverb : ↑ technically ; adjective : ↑ technical ]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Greek ; Origin: technikos 'of art, skillful' , from techne 'art, skill' ]

1 . MACHINES connected with knowledge of how machines work:

Our staff will be available to give you technical support.

I have no technical knowledge at all.

technical training

2 . technical problem/hitch a problem involving the way a machine or system works:

We’ve been having some technical problems with the new hardware.

3 . LANGUAGE technical language is language that is difficult for most people to understand because it is connected with one particular subject or used in one particular job:

I didn’t understand all the technical terms.

4 . DETAILS/RULES relating to small exact details or rules that say how a system should work:

He called for the legislation to be delayed on a technical point.

This is a technical violation of the treaty.

5 . SKILLS technical ability is the ability to do the difficult things that you have to do in order to play music, do a sport etc:

a young player with a lot of technical ability

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.