What does Technical mean?

Definitions for Technical
ˈtɛk nɪ kəlTech·ni·cal

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. technical(Noun)

    A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.

    Etymology: technicus, from τέχνη

  2. technical(Noun)

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

    Etymology: technicus, from τέχνη

  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.

    Etymology: technicus, from τέχνη

  4. technical(Adjective)

    A secretarial way of saying "specific".

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce Technical?

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How to say Technical in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Technical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Technical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Technical in a Sentence

  1. Marussia Whately:

    We are starting 2015 with a serious deficit that won’t be resolved this summer, so we must start thinking about what to do in April, when the dry season begins and we won’t have any more technical reserves to use.

  2. Finance Minister Lou Jiwei:

    Credit trading is the most effective way to ensure government neutrality on the technology's development. The market should be able to choose the technical route.

  3. Hannah Arendt:

    Freedom from labor itself is not new; it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few. In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize.

  4. Martin Tangney:

    What I did was I look at this as a business innovation as much as a technical innovation and thought: 'if 70 percent of the cost of production is coming from the raw materials – why not tackle that end of it?'.

  5. Mycle Schneider:

    Stabilizing the climate is urgent, nuclear power is slow, it meets no technical or operational need that low-carbon competitors cannot meet better, cheaper and faster.

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