Definitions for technical
ˈtɛk nɪ kəltech·ni·cal
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a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
technical foul, technicaladjective
(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
of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill
"his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"
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"
of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
"technical college"; "technological development"
of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood
"technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language"
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"
A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.
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.
A secretarial way of saying "specific".
Etymology: technicus, from τέχνη
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Belonging to arts; not in common or popular use.
Etymology: τεχνιϰὸς; technique, Fr.
In technical words, or terms of art, they refrain not from calling the same substance sometimes the sulphur, and sometimes the mercury of a body. John Locke.
Technical refers to skills, activities, methods, processes, information, or aspects that are related to a particular subject, discipline, or profession. It often involves specialized knowledge or expertise and detailed understanding or application. It can also refer to the practical, mechanical, or scientific aspects of an operation or project.
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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'technical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1533
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Rank popularity for the word 'technical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1973
Rank popularity for the word 'technical' in Adjectives Frequency: #181
The numerical value of technical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of technical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
We are today in a global competition for jobs. And, the best way to make America successful in this environment is to arm our people with the technical capabilities that enable them to win that global contest for prosperity, the upskilling of the American workforce is the seminal issue of our time. We must refocus on technical education, restore our respect for the dignity of work and celebrate technical jobs not as the consolation prize of our society, but as what they really are -- a national calling essential to our ongoing prosperity.
Economists realize today there is no political momentum to move in any significant way, and as a result, many economists have tried to develop technical solutions, that's fine, but it's not a technical problem. It's a political problem.
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods--in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
It is all about technical problems which should be resolved soon. We have certain technical differences but I don't think there's going to be a pull out by BP.
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
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- tècnicCatalan, Valencian
- Technical, fachlich, technischGerman
- técnico, artilladoSpanish
- tehnic, tehnică, tehniciRomanian
- තාක්ෂණිකSinhala, Sinhalese
- kỹ thuậtVietnamese
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