technicality

(redirected from technicalities)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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.
References in classic literature ?
Knowing my own ignorance of legal technicalities, I inclose a copy of the application, instead of trying to describe it.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
I must say I don't understand your technicalities," she said, "but I do your conclusion, and I don't like it.
It was not fair to spring those nineteenth century technicalities upon the untutored infant of the sixth and then rail at her because she couldn't get their drift; and when she was making the honest best drive at it she could, too, and no fault of hers that she couldn't fetch the home plate; and so I apologized.
It vexes me to hear people talk so glibly of "feeling," "expression," "tone," and those other easily acquired and inexpensive technicalities of art that make such a fine show in conversations concerning pictures.
It cost him fifty thousand dollars to win the case, which he did on technicalities and with the aid of the best lawyers in the state.
Shorn of its medical phraseology and technicalities, it amounted to the fact that Mrs.
I will try to make my explanation briefly and plainly, and to keep it free from professional obscurities and technicalities.
Tom's respect increased as he struggled to make out his friend's technicalities, and the other set to work to explain the mysteries of "off your side," "drop-kicks," "punts," "places," and the other intricacies of the great science of football.
He was interested in a man who turned so easily from the technicalities of science to those of art; and asked him if he admired the new angular artists.
The Casablanca Appeal Court postponed, Tuesday, the trial of suspects implicated in the events of the city of Al Hoceima to December 19 due to defence speeches over technicalities.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko might this morning join the growing list of politicians who have survived election petitions as a result of technicalities.

Full browser ?