technical Definition

  • 1relating to a particular subject, art, or craft, or its techniques
  • 2relating to or involving the practical application of scientific and industrial knowledge

Using technical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "technical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The technical aspects of the project are still being worked out.

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    She has a technical background in computer science.

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    The manual provides technical information about the product.

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    The company offers technical support for its customers.

technical Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for technical

Idioms Using technical

  • to become overly detailed or precise about something


    Let's not get too technical about the rules.

  • a minor detail or point of law that is often used to avoid accepting responsibility or to justify an action


    The case was dismissed on a technicality.

  • a victory in boxing that occurs when one fighter is unable to continue the fight due to injury or exhaustion


    He won the match by a technical knockout in the third round.

Phrases with technical

  • a violation of the rules in sports that results in a penalty


    He was given a technical foul for arguing with the referee.

  • writing that is used in technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, and medicine


    Technical writing requires a clear and concise style of writing.

  • a school that specializes in teaching technical skills and trades, such as welding, automotive repair, and cosmetology


    He attended a technical school to learn how to repair cars.

Origins of technical

from Greek 'tekhnē', meaning 'art, skill' and Latin 'technicus', meaning 'of art, artistic'


Summary: technical in Brief

The term 'technical' [ˈtɛknɪkəl] refers to a subject, art, or craft, and its techniques, as well as the practical application of scientific and industrial knowledge. It is often used in phrases like 'technical foul,' 'technical writing,' and 'technical school.' 'Technical' can also be used idiomatically, as in 'get technical,' meaning to become overly detailed, and 'a technicality,' referring to a minor detail or point of law.

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