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[C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill]
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tech•nic(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.adj.
[1605–15; (n.) earlier technica < Greek techniká, neuter pl. of technikós of art and craft =téchn(ē) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.) < Greek technikós]
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