Definitions for Technicalˈtɛk nɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tech•ni•calˈtɛk nɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. 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. meaningful or of interest to persons of specialized knowledge.

  4. of, pertaining to, or showing technique.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. technically demanding or difficult:

    a technical violin sonata.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. concerned with the mechanical or industrial arts and the applied sciences:

    a technical school.

  7. considered so by a stringent interpretation of the rules:

    a technical defeat.

  8. concerned merely with technicalities.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. concerned with or coordinating those practical functions or tasks that help to create a theatrical or film production, as lighting, costuming, and scene design:

    a technical rehearsal.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. noting a market in which prices are determined largely by supply and demand rather than by chance economic factors.

    Category: Business

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. technical(noun)

    a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

  2. technical foul, technical(adj)

    (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

  3. technical, proficient(adj)

    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"

  4. technical(adj)

    characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences

    "a technical problem"; "highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public"; "a technical report"; "producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country"; "technical training"; "technical language"

  5. technical, technological(adj)

    of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles

    "technical college"; "technological development"

  6. technical, expert(adj)

    of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood

    "technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language"

  7. technical(adj)

    resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations

    "analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally"; "the fall is only a technical correction"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. technical(adjective)ˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    relating to the way a machine, computer, etc. works

    a technical fault; customers needing technical assistance

  2. technicalˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    relating to industry or science

    technical advancements; a technical university

  3. technicalˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    (of language) relating to a particular subject; = specialized

    technical terms/jargon

  4. technicalˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    relating to a skill needed to be able to do sth

    a highly technical driving maneuver; a technical analysis of the stock market


  1. technical(Noun)

    A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.

  2. technical(Noun)

    A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.

  3. technical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.

  4. technical(Adjective)

    A secretarial way of saying "specific".

  5. Origin: technicus, from τέχνη

Webster Dictionary

  1. Technical(adj)

    of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any science, business, or the like; specially appropriate to any art, science, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical


  1. Technical

    A technical is a type of improvised fighting vehicle, typically a civilian or military non-combat vehicle, modified to provide an offensive capability similar to a military gun truck. It is usually an open-backed civilian pickup truck or four-wheel drive vehicle mounting a machine gun, light anti-aircraft gun, recoilless rifle, or other support weapon. The term technical describing such a vehicle originated in Somalia in the early 1990s. Barred from bringing in private security, non-governmental organizations hired local gunmen to protect their personnel, using money defined as "technical assistance grants". Eventually the term broadened to include any vehicle carrying armed men. Technicals have also been referred to as battlewagons, gunwagons, or gunships. Among irregular armies, often centered around the perceived strength and charisma of warlords, the prestige power of technicals is strong. According to one article, "The Technical is the most significant symbol of power in southern Somalia. It is a small truck with large tripod machine guns mounted on the back. A warlord's power is measured by how many of these vehicles he has." Technicals are not commonly used by well-funded armies that are able to procure purpose-built combat vehicles, because the soft-skinned civilian vehicles that technicals are based on do not offer very good protection to their crew and passengers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1533

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1973

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Technical' in Adjectives Frequency: #181

Anagrams of Technical

  1. catchline

Translations for Technical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having, or relating to, a particular science or skill, especially of a mechanical or industrial kind

a technical college; technical skill; technical drawing.

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