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tech·ni·cal·i·ty

 (tĕk′nĭ-kăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. tech·ni·cal·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being technical.
2. Something meaningful or relevant only to a specialist: a legal technicality.

technicality

(ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a petty formal point arising from a strict interpretation of rules, etc: the case was dismissed on a technicality.
2. the state or quality of being technical
3. technical methods and vocabulary

tech•ni•cal•i•ty

(ˌtɛk nɪˈkæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a technical point, detail, or expression.
2. technical character.
3. the use of technical methods or terms.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.technicality - a detail that is considered insignificanttechnicality - a detail that is considered insignificant
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

technicality

noun
A small, often specialized element of a whole:
Translations
تِقْنِيَّه، تَعابير تِقْنِيَّه
formální detailodborný výraz/detail
formalitettekniktekniske ting
szakmai sajátosság
smáatriîitækniatriîi; tækniorî
formálny detailodborný výraz/detail
önemsiz ayrıntıteknik ayrıntı

technicality

[ˌteknɪˈkælɪtɪ] N
1. (= technical detail) → detalle m (técnico); (= word) → tecnicismo m
I don't understand all the technicalitiesno entiendo todos los detalles (técnicos)
it failed because of a technicalityfracasó debido a una dificultad técnica
2. (= nature) → tecnicidad f, carácter m técnico

technicality

[ˌtɛknɪˈkæləti] n
(= technical nature) → technicité f
(= technical detail) → détail m technique
(LAW) on a technicality, on a legal technicality → sur une question de procédure, sur un point de procédure

technicality

n
no pl the technicality of the languagedie Fülle von Fachausdrücken; the technicality of his style (= complex style)die formale Komplexität seines Stils; (= technical terms)sein Fachjargon m (pej), → seine Fachterminologie
(= technical detail, difficulty)technische Einzelheit; (fig, Jur) → Formsache f; because of a technicalityaufgrund or auf Grund einer Formsache; that’s just a technicalitydas ist bloß ein Detail

technicality

[ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪtɪ] n (quality) → tecnicità f inv; (detail) → dettaglio tecnico
on a legal technicality → grazie a un cavillo legale
I don't understand all the technicalities → non riesco a capire tutti i dettagli tecnici

technical

(ˈteknikəl) adjective
1. having, or relating to, a particular science or skill, especially of a mechanical or industrial kind. a technical college; technical skill; technical drawing.
2. (having many terms) relating to a particular art or science. `Myopia' is a technical term for `short-sightedness'.
3. according to strict laws or rules. a technical defeat.
ˌtechniˈcality (-ˈka-) plural ˌtechniˈcalities noun
1. a technical detail or technical term. Their instructions were full of technicalities.
2. a (trivial) detail or problem, eg caused by (too) strict obedience to laws, rules etc. I'm not going to be put off by mere technicalities.
ˈtechnically adverb
1. in a technical way; He described the machine in simple terms, then more technically.
2. as far as skill and technique are concerned. The pianist gave a very good performance technically, although she seemed to lack feeling for the music.
3. according to strict obedience to laws or rules. Technically, you aren't allowed to do that, but I don't suppose anyone will object.
techˈnician (-ˈniʃən) noun
a person who has been trained to do something which involves some skill, eg with a piece of machinery. One of our technicians will repair the machine.
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