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

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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. James Scott:

    Cyber warfare is as much about psychological strategy as technical prowess.

  2. Simeon Kwizera:

    The East African country is been implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority and the Rwanda Standards Board, operations are being conducted by technical people.

  3. Achim Anscheidt:

    We didn't want to create just some kind of fantasy or science fiction project which is quite normal in that category. We wanted the Bugatti way to be an approach that is very technical and very elaborated, and based on our engineering values and our aerodynamic research. And on the functional elements, to portray the design elements really being driven by form follows performance.

  4. Andrea Grignolio:

    Italy is part of a global trend of distrust in mediators -- doctors and scientists -- who can interpret and explain data, with the advent of the Internet, people have the illusion they can access and read data by themselves, removing the need for technical and scientific knowledge.

  5. The Hollywood Reporter:

    It took less than five minutes into Fox's 'Grease: Live' for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity.

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