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English definition of “technically”


adverb     /ˈteknɪkəli/
SCIENCE/INDUSTRY relating to the knowledge , machines , or methods used in science and industry : technically advanced weapons Industry and industrial processesSubjects and disciplines
DETAIL according to the exact details of a rule , law , or fact : Technically, you shouldn't let cats drink cow's milk .Rules and lawsThings of little importance
(Definition of technically adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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