Definition of tech in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛk/
(also tec)


1British A technical college.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with tech

beck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, dreck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, keck, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, reck, sec, sneck, spec, speck, spot-check, tec, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck

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