adjective Etymology: Greek technikos of art, skillful, from technē art, craft, skill; akin to Greek tektōn builder, carpenter, Latin texere to weave, Sanskrit takṣati 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
technical analysis
technically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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