Meaning of TECHNICAL in English


— technically , adv. — technicalness , n.

/tek"ni keuhl/ , adj.

1. belonging or pertaining to an art, science, or the like: technical skill.

2. peculiar to or characteristic of a particular art, science, profession, trade, etc.: technical details.

3. using terminology or treating subject matter in a manner peculiar to a particular field, as a writer or a book: a technical report.

4. skilled in or familiar in a practical way with a particular art, trade, etc., as a person.

5. of, pertaining to, or showing technique.

6. -

a. technically demanding or difficult: a technical violin sonata; a technical ski run.

b. designed or used for technically demanding sports or other activities: technical apparel.

7. pertaining to or connected with the mechanical or industrial arts and the applied sciences: a technical school.

8. so considered from a point of view in accordance with a stringent interpretation of the rules: a military engagement ending in a technical defeat.

9. concerned with or dwelling on technicalities: You're getting too technical for me.

10. noting a market in which prices are determined largely by supply and demand and other such internal factors rather than by general business, economic, or psychological factors that influence market activity: technical weakness or strength.

[ 1610-20; TECHNIC + -AL ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .