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- technical:  Greek tékhnē denoted ‘skill, art, craft, trade’ (it may have come from the Indo- European base *tek- ‘shape, make’, which also produced Greek téktōn ‘carpenter, builder’, source of English architect and tectonic ). From it was derived the adjective tekhnikós, which passed into English via Latin technicus as technic (now obsolete) and technical. Technique  comes from a noun use of the French adjective technique ‘technical’. From the same source come technicolour , based on the trademark Technicolor (registered in 1929), and technology .
=> architect, technique, tectonic, text
- technical (adj.)
- 1610s, "skilled in a particular art or subject," formed in English from technic + -al (1), or in part from Greek tekhnikos "of art; systematic," in reference to persons "skillful, artistic," from tekhne "art, skill, craft" (see techno-).
The sense narrowed to "having to do with the mechanical arts" (1727). Basketball technical foul (one which does not involve contact between opponents) is recorded from 1934. Boxing technical knock-out (one in which the loser is not knocked out) is recorded from 1921; abbreviation TKO is from 1940s. Technical difficulty is from 1805.
- 1. The technical aspects were the concern of the Army.
- 2. A series of technical foul-ups delayed the launch of the new product.
- 3. He's just written a book, nicely illustrated and not too technical.
- 4. Don't you think we should ask this young man some technical questions?
- 5. Many technical experts at the time had doubts about the technology.
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