from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or derived from technique.
- adj. Having special skill or practical knowledge especially in a mechanical or scientific field: a technical adviser.
- adj. Used in or peculiar to a specific field or profession; specialized: technical terminology.
- adj. Belonging or relating to a particular subject: technical expertise.
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving the practical, mechanical, or industrial arts or the applied sciences: a technical school.
- adj. Abstract or theoretical: a technical analysis.
- adj. Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science; scientific.
- adj. According to principle; formal rather than practical: a technical advantage.
- adj. Industrial and mechanical; technological.
- adj. Relating to or based on analysis of market indicators, such as trading volume and fluctuations in securities prices, rather than underlying economic conditions such as corporate earnings, inflation, and unemployment: a technical correction in the stock market.
- n. Sports A technical foul.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.
- adj. A secretarial way of saying "specific".
- n. A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.
- n. A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any science, business, or the like; specially appropriate to any art, science, or business.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the mechanical arts, or any particular art, science, profession, or trade; specially appropriate to or characteristic of any art, science, profession, or trade: as, a technical word or phrase; a word taken in a technical sense; a technical difficulty; technical skill; technical schools.
- Those things which pertain to the practical part of an art or science; technicalities; technical terms; technics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood
- adj. resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations
- n. a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
- adj. of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill
- n. (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
- adj. of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
- adj. characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences
From Greek tekhnikos, of art, from tekhnē, art; see teks- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin technicus, from Ancient Greek τέχνη ("skill") (Wiktionary)