technicality
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪti/
Noun

technicality

  1. The quality or state of being technical.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. That which is technical, or peculiar to any trade, profession, sect, or the like.
    the technicalities of the sect
  3. (law) a seemingly insignificant detail with unexpected consequences
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