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"technically" in British English

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technicallyadverb

uk   us   /ˈtek.nɪ.kəl.i/
C2 according to an ​exactunderstanding of ​rules, ​facts, etc.: Technically, the country's ​economicproblems are over, but ​recovery will be ​slow. youngpeople who are technically still ​childrenC1 in a way that ​relates to the ​knowledge, ​machines, or ​methods used in ​science and ​industry: technically ​advancedweapons in a way that ​relates to ​practicalskills and ​methods that are used in a ​particularactivity: It was a technically ​brilliantperformance.

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

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technicallyadverb

 us   /ˈtek·nɪ·kli/
according to ​rules or to the ​law: Technically, lamprey are ​fish, though they are ​seen by many as snakelike ​monsters.
(Definition of technically from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"technically" in Business English

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technicallyadverb

uk   us   /ˈteknɪkəli/
according to an ​exactunderstanding of the ​rules, facts, etc.: Independent ​auditors have ​declared that the country's ​centralbank is now technically ​bankrupt. Exit ​penalties - technically known asmarketvaluereductions - can ​mean policyholders ​lose up to 28% of their ​currentfundvalue. Technically speaking, your tea ​breaks are your employer's ​time rather than yours.technically accurate/illegal/true Although technically ​illegal, ​copying of music for ​personal use is extremely common.
in a way that ​relates to the ​knowledge, ​machines, or ​methods used in ​science and ​industry: Construction of the ​digitalcommunicationsnetwork will be technically ​challenging.technically advanced/feasible/possible Provided that the ​correctincentives are in ​place, it should be technically and ​economicallyfeasible to ​stabilize greenhouse ​gasconcentrations.
(Definition of technically from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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