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Princeton's WordNet

  1. technicallyadverb

    with regard to technique

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

  2. technicallyadverb

    with regard to technical skill and the technology available

    "a technically brilliant solution"

  3. technicallyadverb

    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"


  1. technicallyadverb

    Based on precise facts.

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

  2. technicallyadverb

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

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

  3. technicallyadverb

    According to the current state of science.

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


  1. technically

    Technically refers to a precise or exact understanding or dealing with something according to a specific set of rules, facts, or principles related to technology or a particular subject. It often pertains to the knowledge and application of specialized methods, procedures, or skills. It can also suggest the correct or strict interpretation of a term or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Technicallyadverb

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of technically in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of technically in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of technically in a Sentence

  1. Vicente Andreu:

    I believe that, technically, it would be unviable. But if it doesn’t rain, we won’t have an alternative but to get water from the mud.

  2. Stephen Butler Leacock:

    The mayor gave no other answer than that deep guttural grunt which is technically known in municipal interviews as refusing to commit oneself.

  3. Paul Graham, September 2004:

    Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as "suits."

  4. Maxim Behar:

    The one-time ubiquitous emblem of classic PR, the press release, has technically been dead for a while now. To be a bit more precise, His Majesty the Press Release has been dying - a relatively slow death, but a death, nonetheless. And there is no coming back. Now we are in the afterlife, thanks to the social media revolution.

  5. Andrew Ross Sorkin:

    We’re running a banner here that says Jeff Zucker made the decision to resign based on what you just said, however, Jason Kilar was recorded having a conversation with the staff at CNN in Washington where it was clear that it was not Jeff Zucker’s decision. In fact, not only was it not his decision when he was effectively pushed, he apparently wanted to stay for another week or two or three and he couldn’t, so, just try to square the reality of this. It sounds-- he may technically have resigned … he said, ‘I’ll resign rather than you technically fire me,’ but clearly he was pushed to do this.

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  • أصلاًArabic
  • tècnicamentCatalan, Valencian
  • eigentlich, fachlich, technischGerman
  • en realidad, técnicamenteSpanish
  • oikeasti, tosiasiallisesti, teknisestiFinnish
  • techniquement, véritablementFrench
  • तकनीकी रूप सेHindi
  • secara teknisIndonesian
  • veramente, tecnicamenteItalian
  • 기술적으로Korean
  • technisch gezien, strikt genomen, technisch, technisch gesprokenDutch
  • egentlig, tekniskNorwegian
  • technicznie, właściwiePolish
  • na realidade, tecnicamentePortuguese
  • технически, чтобы быть точным, собственно, формально, строго говоряRussian
  • tekniskt, egentligenSwedish
  • วิชาการ, ทั้งThai
  • teknik olarakTurkish
  • 技術上Chinese

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  • Brandon Cockerham
    Brandon Cockerham
    So somebody says technically yes you was correct on a question or an answer it's still a yes correct or not
    LikeReply3 years ago

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