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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theory, principles, or study of an art or a process.
  • n. Technical details, rules, or methods.
  • n. Variant of technique.
  • adj. Technical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The method of performance in any art.
  • n. plural Technical terms or objects; things pertaining to the practice of an art or science.
  • n. plural The doctrine of arts in general; such branches of learning as respect the arts.
  • adj. Technical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Technical.
  • n. The method of performance in any art; technical skill; artistic execution; technique.
  • n. Technical terms or objects; things pertaining to the practice of an art or science.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as technical.
  • n. The method of performance or manipulation in any art, or that peculiar to any artist or school; technical skill or manipulation; artistic execution; specifically, in music, a collective term for all that relates to the purely mechanical part of either vocal or instrumental performance, but most frequently applied to the latter.
  • n. Same as technics.

Etymologies

From Greek tekhnikos, of art, from tekhnē, art; see technical.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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