- 1Of or relating to a particular subject, art, or craft, or its techniques: technical terms a test of an artist’s technical skillMore example sentences
- The true tattoo artist has had years of formal training and apprenticeship and has thoroughly learned the technical skills of the craft.
- Great cinematography is a true art form and its practitioners combine an artistic eye, consummate technical skill and long term experience to come up with a great shot.
- But in order to initiate this interplay, the creator - the artist - must have some measure of skill or technical proficiency in his or her craft.
- 1.1(Especially of a book or article) requiring special knowledge to be understood: a technical reportMore example sentences
specialist, specialized, scientific; complex, complicated, esoteric
- He is a prolific writer, with more than two dozen technical articles and books to his name.
- His book is a technical book written for specialists.
- His articles are highly technical and written for specialists in the field of differential geometry.
- 2Of, involving, or concerned with applied and industrial sciences: an important technical achievementMore example sentences
- The objectifying consciousness that brought about the rise of natural science and the advanced technical culture of the West profoundly damaged theological thought.
- It was an extraordinary technical achievement.
- These technical achievements are intriguing.
- 3Resulting from mechanical failure: a technical faultMore example sentences
- Cracks in the gelcoat used to waterproof the packaging resulted in technical failure due to water short circuiting the power supply.
- The heroes have problems with suit breaches, software patches, gravity failures, and other technical glitches.
- What's more, he's been told by support staff on more than one occasion that this technical fault has affected ‘thousands’ of punters.
- 4According to a strict application or interpretation of the law or rules: the arrest was a technical violation of the treatyMore example sentences
- In extreme cases, officials might seize upon a technical rule violation and use it as an excuse to disqualify them.
- And the standard of the reasonable commercial person is hostile to technical interpretations and undue emphasis on niceties of language.'
- The above comments have covered the generally welcomed erosion of the technical rules of corroboration.
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- short for technical foul.