Definition of technically in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteknək(ə)lē/


1 [usually sentence adverb] According to the facts or exact meaning of something; strictly: technically, a nut is a single-seeded fruit
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  • The first is the fact that, technically, we don't know the candidates.
  • The fact that it is technically in breach of the car hire agreement is, surely, a civil matter and thus just a technicality?
  • Plus, the fact that it's technically a fungus puts off some communities like Jains.
strictly, strictly speaking, in fact, according to fact, according to the facts
2With reference to the technique displayed: a technically brilliant boxing contest
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  • Unfortunately the next few releases, while still technically brilliant, were commercial flops.
  • Like Citizen Kane I find this movie to be technically brilliant, but mostly boring.
  • Expect English National Ballet's technically brilliant dancing to bring an evening of pure pleasure.
3Involving or regarding the technology available: technically advanced tools
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  • Many of the participants would be generally regarded as technically proficient Web users.
  • How can the most technically advanced and financially backed Intelligence services in the world not know the truth?
  • One of the most technically challenging and innovative bridges ever seen in this country has been built across the Ouse.

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Syllabification: tech·ni·cal·ly

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