Definitions for technically

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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. technically(adverb)

    with regard to technique

    "technically lagging behind the Japanese"; "a technically brilliant boxer"

  2. technically(adverb)

    with regard to technical skill and the technology available

    "a technically brilliant solution"

  3. technically(adverb)

    according to the exact meaning; according to the facts

    "technically, a bank's reserves belong to the stockholders"; "technically, the term is no longer used by experts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. technically(adverb)ˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    involving scientific or industrial methods, knowledge, or equipment

    technically advanced sportswear

  2. technicallyˈtɛk nɪ kəl

    following the strict meaning

    Technically speaking, she's not qualified yet.


  1. technically(Adverb)

    Based on precise facts.

    Technically he was Canadian, but everyone assumed he was American.

  2. technically(Adverb)

    Having the skills or talent required for a certain job or profession.

    Although she is technically gifted, her piano playing lacks passion.

  3. technically(Adverb)

    According to the current state of science.

    For now, it is technically impossible to have a manned flight to Mercury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Technically(adverb)

    in a technical manner; according to the signification of terms as used in any art, business, or profession

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'technically' in Adverbs Frequency: #427

Translations for technically

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in a technical way; He described the machine in simple terms, then more technically.

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