Definition of tech in English:


Line breaks: tech
Pronunciation: /tɛk
(also tec)


1British A technical college.
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  • There are students in private colleges and techs and they're getting an education.
  • Then I started teaching a bit at the local tech, got the academic bug, and took a few courses.
  • I've been accepted at the tech school here, and I want to continue my education so that I can have a wider range of knowledge about repairs.
2 [mass noun] Technology. See also high-tech, low-tech.
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  • Most technology investors focus on tech companies that sell to enterprises.
  • There is no tech transfer without new technology.
  • If there's just a personality conflict with your company service tech, you can lose your contract over that.
2.1 [count noun] A technician.
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  • I cannot count the number of times I have been contacted by auto technicians, mechanics and body shop techs whenever an electrical problem occurs.
  • By the same token, the computer techs out there facilitating all this movement of data don't get any glory.
  • The new regulation makes it impossible for a doctor in the emergency rooms to summon officers on call (X-ray and lab techs, surgeons, etc) since only the telephone operator can make cell phone calls.


early 20th century (originally US): abbreviation.

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