• IPA: /ˈtɛk.nɪk.əl/


  1. 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
    The words of an indictment must be technical.
  2. (of a person) Technically-minded; adept with science and technology.
  3. Relating to, or requiring, technique.
    The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.
  4. Requiring advanced techniques for successful completion.
  5. (securities and other markets) Relating to the internal mechanics of a market rather than more basic factors.
    The market had a technical rally, due to an oversold condition.
  6. In the strictest sense, but not practically or meaningfully.
    Crossing the front lawn of that house to get to the mailbox was a technical trespass.
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  • German: markttechnisch

technical (plural technicals)

  1. A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
  2. (basketball) A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.
  3. (video games) A special move in certain fighting games that cancels out the effect of an opponent's attack.
  4. Short for technical school#English|school.
  5. Short for technical course#English|course.
  6. Short for technical examination#English|examination.

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