Meaning of TECHNICAL in English



Pronunciation: ' tek-ni-k ə l

Function: adjective

Etymology: Greek technikos of art, skillful, from techn ē art, craft, skill; akin to Greek tekt ō n builder, carpenter, Latin texere to weave, Sanskrit tak ș ati he fashions

Date: 1617

1 a : having special and usually practical knowledge especially of a mechanical or scientific subject <a technical consultant> b : marked by or characteristic of specialization < technical language>

2 a : of or relating to a particular subject b : of or relating to a practical subject organized on scientific principles <a technical school> c : TECHNOLOGICAL 1

3 a : based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretation b : LEGAL 6

4 : of or relating to technique

5 : of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without being subjected to special purification < technical sulfuric acid>

6 : relating to or caused by the functioning of the market as a discrete mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic factors <a technical rally>

– tech · ni · cal · ly \ -k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.