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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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October 2015), Isogawa shares hundreds of creative ways to build mechanisms with Power Functions, a wildly popular LEGO TECHNIC system of electronic components.
Asda are having a half-price sale and many of the items in their deal are already set to be big sellers this Christmas - including the Frozen 3D puzzleball and LEGO Technic Cherry Picker.
Race them along the "Heritage Track" with the fastest Lego Technic of the session winning a prize.
The Truck will measure 31 cm in height, 14 cm in width and 54cm in length, and with 2,793 elements - including a handrail, step-up, wheel chock and several LEGO pneumatic actuators - it will be one of the most complex LEGO Technic models.
LEGO FUSION, LEGO Technic and LEGO Juniors were recognized as Toy of the Year in the E-Connected Toy, Educational Toy and Preschool Toy categories, respectively, which were bestowed at the Toy Industry Association's annual gala to celebrate the best and most innovative toys, held Friday, February 13 in New York City.
LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment have entered into partnership to unveil a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader.
Activities this week include Hands On Mondays, Lego Technic Tuesdays, Wheelie Lego Wednesdays and Auto Crafty ursdays.
There will also be a colouring competition, plus Lego Technic Tuesdays, Wheelie Lego Wednesdays, Shaun the Sheep themed Family Crafts on Thursdays and Mini Movers on the last Friday of the holidays.
The Capital FM breakfast show ran a competition on air and via their website for LEGO enthusiasts to win a host of prizes including a LEGO City set, a PS200 LEGO Movie set and a limited edition LEGO Technic fan-created model, not for sale anywhere in the UK.
That epic battle is a playable scene, and you do have to defeat a Sauron made of Lego Technic.
The park, with seven special themes namely Lego kingdom, imagination, land of adventure, lego technic, the beginning, lego city and miniland, is especially designed for families with children from two to 12 years of old.