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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: technikos 'of art, skillful', from techne 'art, skill'

technical

adjective
     
tech‧ni‧cal S2 W2
1

machines

H connected with knowledge of how machines work:
Our staff will be available to give you technical support.
I have no technical knowledge at all.
2

technical problem/hitch

a problem involving the way a machine or system works:
We've been having some technical problems with the new hardware.
3

language

SL technical language is language that is difficult for most people to understand because it is connected with one particular subject or used in one particular job:
I didn't understand all the technical terms.
4

details/rules

relating to small exact details or rules that say how a system should work:
He called for the legislation to be delayed on a technical point.
This is a technical violation of the treaty.
5

skills

technical ability is the ability to do the difficult things that you have to do in order to play music, do a sport etc:
a young player with a lot of technical ability
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