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1. another word for technique
2. (Commerce) another word for technics
[C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill]


(ˈtɛk nɪk or, for 1, tɛkˈnik)

2. a technicality.
3. technics, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the study or science of an art, esp. any of the mechanical or industrial arts.
[1605–15; (n.) earlier technica < Greek techniká, neuter pl. of technikós of art and craft =téchn(ē) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.) < Greek technikós]
technical, technic - Technical is based on technic, an adjective meaning "pertaining to art," from Greek tekhne, "art."
See also related terms for technical.
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Hence we can label the current era as one of global-state failure, simultaneous with an historic failure of the financial markets that at one point eco-neoliberal technicists had relied upon, through carbon trading, to solve the climate crisis.