- 1A way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure: new surgical techniques mean a shorter hospital stay the techniques used by Turner, Rembrandt, and DegasMore example sentences
- The latest scientific and forensic techniques are being applied to evidence in the case as part of a review.
- The simple answer to this is that there are always new scientific techniques which can reveal more and more.
- They also say that an undisclosed Mediterranean country has agreed to allow the technique to be carried out.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Skill or ability in a particular field: he has excellent technique [in singular]: an established athlete with a very good techniqueMore example sentences
skill, skilfulness, ability, capability, proficiency, expertise, expertness, mastery, talent, genius, artistry, art, craftsmanship, craft; aptitude, adroitness, adeptness, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, knack, facility, competence; execution, performance, delivery• informal know-how• dated address
- With these abilities they can concentrate on skill and technique when it comes to competitive football.
- It follows that, by training with players older or better than yourself, your skills and technique improve.
- The gulf in ability, technique and resources between the sides is vast.
- 1.2A skilful or efficient way of doing or achieving something: tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communicationsMore example sentences
- This way, quality and output quantity can still be achieved using manual techniques.
- The technique is even more efficient when methanol is used instead of glucose.
- His special technique of scratching lines into the colour is still frequently used.
early 19th century: from French, from Latin technicus (see technic).