Notebook, 1993-



Meaningful or of interest to persons of specialized knowledge . . . . Practical . . . . Pertaining to, suitable for, peculiar or characteristic of an art, science, profession, trade, industrial arts, applied sciences, specific skills . . . . Derived from 'art and craft'--study or science of an art . . . . Considered from a point of view in accordance with a stringent interpretation of the rules.

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Technical adj. 1. pertaining to or suitable for an art, science, or the like: technical skill. 2. peculiar to or characteristic of a particuliar art, science, profession, trade, etc. 3. meaningful or of interest to persons of specialized knowledge rather than to laymen; a technical article in a science journal. 4. concerned with or dwellng on technicalities, as a person in an explanation or argument. 5. skilled in or familar in a practical way with a particular art, trade, etc. 6. pertainng to or connected with the mechanical or industrial arts and the applied sciences. 7. considered from a point of view in accordance with a stringent interpretation of the rules.. Technique. n. 1. the manner, methods, or ability with which a person fulfills the technical requirements of his particular art or field of endeavor. 2. the body of specialized procedures and methods used in any specific field, esp. in an area of applied science. 3. technical skill; ability to apply procedures or methods so as to effect a desired result. 4. Informal. method of projecting personal charm, appeal, etc.: He has the greatest technique with women. [< F: techncial (adj.) technic (n.) < GK; see TECHNIC] Technic. n. 1. technique. 2. a technicality. 3. technics, [constued as sing. or pl.] the study or science of an art or of arts in general, esp. the mechanical or industrial arts. -adj. 4. technical [(n.): earlier technica < Gk technikã. neut. pl. of technikõs of art and craft = téchn(é) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.): < GK technik(õs)]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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