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Meaning of “technical” in the English Dictionary

"technical" in British English

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technicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈtek.nɪ.kəl/
B2 relating to the ​knowledge, ​machines, or ​methods used in ​science and ​industry: a few technical problems relating to the ​knowledge and ​methods of a ​particularsubject or ​job: Personally, I ​found some ​parts of the ​book a little too technical to ​follow.B2 relating to ​practicalskills and ​methods that are used in a ​particularactivity: In her ​performance as the Snow Queen she ​showedgreat technical ​brilliance.

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(Definition of technical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"technical" in American English

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technicaladjective

 us   /ˈtek·nɪ·kəl/
involving or ​needingspecialskills or ​knowledge, esp. in ​science or ​engineering (= the ​design and ​building of ​machines, ​equipment, and ​structures): The ​computercompanyran into some last-minute technical ​problems with ​its new ​diskdrives.
(Definition of technical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"technical" in Business English

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technicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈteknɪkəl/
relating to ​science or ​industry: They have both the best ​entrepreneurs and the best technical ​people. a technical ​company/the technical ​sector Only 3% of the ​workforce has gone through technical ​education.
relating to the ​knowledge used in a particular ​subject or ​type of ​work: The undergraduate ​programs in Economics and Accounting emphasize technical ​expertise.
a technical ​subject, word, etc. is difficult to understand without ​specialknowledge of a ​subject: Thelanguage is too technical for most ​people to understand. Try to ​avoid too many technical ​terms if possible.
relating to ​machines, ​systems, etc. or to the practical way in which something ​works: technical problems/​errors/​glitches He's ​head of our technical ​supportteam. Please ​consult the technical ​manual.
based on a very ​exact and detailed way of ​understanding a ​law or a ​rule: It is an overly technical interpretation of the ​regulations that has caused this problem. The technical definition of a ​multinationalfails to convey the ​scope and ​diversity of ​globalbusiness.

technicalnoun

uk   us   /ˈteknɪkəl/
technicals [plural] STOCK MARKET signsrelating to the way ​markets typically ​behave, rather than those ​relating to the ​realprofits of ​companies whose ​shares are ​traded, the ​realeconomy, etc.: The technicals suggest we should ​sell. The technicals are very ​bullish.
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(Definition of technical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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