technique
noun Etymology: French, from technique technical, from Greek technikos Date: 1817 1. the manner in which technical details are treated (as by a writer) or basic physical movements are used (as by a dancer); also ability to treat such details or use such movements <
good piano technique
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2. a. a body of technical methods (as in a craft or in scientific research) b. a method of accomplishing a desired aim

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • technique — 1817, from Fr. technique formal practical details in artistic expression, noun use of adj. technique of art, technical, from Gk. tekhnikos (see TECHNO (Cf. techno )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Technique — Tech nique , n. [F.] 1. The method or manner of performance in any art; also called {technic}. [1913 Webster] 2. The body of technical methods and procedures used in a science or craft. [PJC] 3. the detailed movements used for executing an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • technique — UK US /tekˈniːk/ noun [C] ► a way of doing something that needs skill or thought: technique for (doing) sth »You need to develop techniques for dealing with staff who have performance problems. »management techniques …   Financial and business terms

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  • technique — I (method) noun aptitude, art, deftness, dexterity, endowment, execution, felicity, finesse, flair, form, forte, genius for, gift, ingenuity, knack, know how, mastery, proficiency, science, skillfulness, touch II (technical skill) noun artistry,… …   Law dictionary

  • TECHNIQUE —     Technique, adj. m. f., artificiel: vers techniques, qui renferment des préceptes; vers techniques pour apprendre l histoire. Les vers de Despautère sont techniques.      Mascula sunt pons, mons, fons.     Ce ne sont pas des vers dans le goût… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • technique — [n] method address, approach, art, artistry, capability, capacity, course, craft, delivery, execution, facility, fashion, knack*, know how*, manner, means, mode, modus, modus operandi, performance, procedure, proficiency, routine, skill, style,… …   New thesaurus

  • technique — ► NOUN 1) a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. 2) a procedure that is effective in achieving an aim. ORIGIN French, from Greek tekhn art …   English terms dictionary

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