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  • adj. Not technical.

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  • adj. not characteristic of or skilled in applied arts and sciences


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un- +‎ technical


  • I'm sure it's ridiculously easy, but I'm ridiculously untechnical.

    Favor for Wolf Moon?

  • These numbers reflect the enormous electromechanical leverage the computers hold over the road—particularly the active antiroll hydraulics—but the experience behind the wheel is decidedly untechnical, a kind of sinister and primal euphoria.

    Porsche's Magnificent First Stab at the New 911

  • Also known as Mousse Metra, Veramoss, or more rigorously, methyl 2,4-dihydroxy-3,6-dimethylbenzoate, the scent of Evernyl was described in Stephan Jellinek's classic technical text Perfumery: Practice and Principles with a single, oddly untechnical word: "dusty".

    Olfactive Oakmoss Exhibition at Cabinet in Brooklyn

  • That's probably a terribly untechnical and imprecise way of asking, Can she take a term that she didn't invent and that everyone has been using freely for months and actually get legal protection for it?

    Trademarking "Octomom."

  • And it's especially confusing when, as Juan Cole rightly points out in his blog, the English version floating around the electronic ether is in some places "so untechnical as to be useless."

    Mark Levine: Iraq's Constitution: And the Winner is��� the United States?

  • This nave ideology, that federal laboratories such as NASA should be run like a private business with the cold, untechnical perspective of a bean-counter, tragically contributed to the Columbia disaster and led to the subsequent hurried and flawed planning for President Bush's Vision for Space Exploration.

    NASA Watch: Election 2008: November 2008 Archives

  • This is the literary quality which the most untechnical may feel, and which is not clearer to the connoisseur than to the least unlearned.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The geological story may be told in a few untechnical words.

    The Mountain that was 'God' Being a Little Book About the Great Peak Which the Indians Named 'Tacoma' but Which is Officially Called 'Rainier'

  • As in the two former works, the subject is treated, so far as possible, in an untechnical manner, so that it may satisfy the needs of musically uneducated music lovers, and add to their enjoyment by a plain statement of the story of the cantata and a popular analysis of its music, with brief pertinent selections from its poetical text.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • In the course of my experience as an occasional lecturer during the past twelve years, I have been much impressed by the keen interest evinced, even by the most unlettered persons, when astronomical subjects are dealt with in plain untechnical language which they can really grasp and understand.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story


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