Definition of technikon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛknɪkɒn/


(In South Africa) an institution offering technical and vocational education at tertiary level.
Example sentences
  • This guide contains information on about 3000 courses offered by universities, technikons, private and technical colleges in South Africa.
  • He said government departments had bursary schemes in technikons and technical colleges to provide learners with financial assistance.
  • As the route to paid employment, universities remain first choice, technikons second, and colleges for further education and training a poor third.


Greek, noun use of the neuter of tekhnikos 'relating to skills'.

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