Definition of technique in English:


Syllabification: tech·nique
Pronunciation: /tekˈnēk


  • 1A way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Skill or ability in a particular field: he has excellent technique [in singular]: an established athlete with a very good technique
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    • 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 skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something: tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communications
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    • 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.
    method, approach, procedure, system, modus operandi, MO, way; means, strategy, tack, tactic, line; routine, practice


early 19th century: from French, from Latin technicus (see technic).

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