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1. Of or relating to technique: a technical procedure; great technical skill in playing the violin.
a. Having or demonstrating special skill or practical knowledge especially in a mechanical or scientific field: a technical adviser; technical expertise in digital photography.
b. Used in or peculiar to a specific field or profession; specialized: technical jargon.
c. Requiring advanced skills or specialized equipment: technical mountain climbing.
3. Of or relating to the practical, mechanical, or industrial arts or to the applied sciences: a technical institute.
a. Of or relating to technology or technological studies: a technical breakthrough in the manufacture of solar panels; a technical journal.
b. Of or involving electronic or mechanical equipment: a broadcast interrupted by technical difficulties.
c. Of or relating to information technology: called technical support when the computers broke down.
5. Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science; scientific: technical data; a technical analysis.
a. In strict conformance to a law, regulation, or procedure: was held on a technical charge of vagrancy.
b. Strictly or narrowly defined: "It was a Federal victory only in the technical sense that the Army of the Potomac was left in possession of the field" (Edwin C. Fishel).
c. Based on analysis or principle; theoretical rather than practical: a technical advantage.
7. Relating to or based on market indicators, such as trading volume and fluctuations in securities prices, rather than underlying economic factors such as corporate earnings, inflation, and unemployment: a technical analysis of market conditions.
n. Sports
A technical foul.

[From Greek tekhnikos, of art, from tekhnē, art; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

tech′ni·cal·ly adv.
tech′ni·cal·ness n.
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Adv.1.technically - with regard to technique; "technically lagging behind the Japanese"; "a technically brilliant boxer"
2.technically - with regard to technical skill and the technology available; "a technically brilliant solution"
3.technically - according to the exact meaning; according to the facts; "technically, a bank's reserves belong to the stockholders"; "technically, the term is no longer used by experts"
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[ˈteknɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. (= technologically) [advanced] → técnicamente; [superior, feasible] → técnicamente, desde el punto de vista técnico
2. (= strictly) [illegal, correct] → técnicamente
technically, they aren't eligible for a granttécnicamente or en teoría, no tienen derecho a una ayuda
technically speakinghablando en sentido estricto, en puridad (frm)
3. (= regarding technique) [proficient, demanding] → desde el punto de vista técnico, técnicamente
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[ˈtɛknɪkəli] adv
(= technologically) → techniquement
technically advanced → techniquement avancé(e)
(= strictly speaking) → techniquementtechnical support nsoutien m technique, support m technique
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technisch; technically, Windows is a graphical user interfacetechnisch gesehen ist Windows eine grafische Benutzeroberfläche
(= concerned with specialist field)vom Fachlichen her gesehen; he spoke very technicallyer benutzte sehr viele Fachausdrücke; technically speaking (= in technical language)fachsprachlich
(= strictly speaking) technically you’re rightgenau genommen haben Sie recht; technically speaking (= strictly speaking)streng genommen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈtɛknɪklɪ] adv (gen) → dal punto di vista tecnico; (in theory) → tecnicamente, in teoria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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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To speak with severe technicality, a ship or a fleet is "brought up" - the complementary words unpronounced and unwritten being, of course, "to an anchor." Less technically, but not less correctly, the word "anchored," with its characteristic appearance and resolute sound, ought to be good enough for the newspapers of the greatest maritime country in the world.
= to prepare flax for weaving as linen it is softened(technically, "retted") by soaking in water, separated from its woody fibers by beating ("scutched"--this seems to be what Cooper means by "crackling"), and finally combed ("hatcheled")}
It is no doubt irregularly expressed; but it is dated, signed, and witnessed as the law directs; and the perfectly simple and straightforward provisions that it contains are in no respect, that I can see, technically open to attack.
In short, he is what the fishermen technically call a grey-headed whale.
It was his luck to meet a young man in what is technically called a 'dive,' and thanks to his monthly wages, to extricate this new acquaintance from a position of present disgrace and possible danger in the future.
Brugiere was of a class of beaver trappers and hunters technically called "Freemen," in the language of the traders.
The view taken by Allen and Sikes, amongst other scholars, is doubtless right, that these longer hymns are only technically preludes and show to what disproportionate lengths a simple literacy form can be developed.
All hands now set to work to construct "bull boats," as they are technically called; a light, fragile kind of bark, characteristic of the expedients and inventions of the wilderness; being formed of buffalo skins, stretched on frames.
I suppose that you will admit that the action is morally justifiable, though technically criminal.
--nor ever knew, by her own experience, what love technically means.
Two rope handles, nailed on by Martin, had technically transformed it into a trunk eligible for the baggage- car.
A student should not form his judgments merely from what is technically called the dogmatic point of view, but should try rather to adopt that of historical criticism.

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