Definition of technique in English:


Line breaks: tech|nique
Pronunciation: /tɛkˈniːk


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 Degas
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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.
1.1 [mass noun] Skill 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 skilful 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.


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

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