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TECHNICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does technical mean? 

TECHNICAL (noun)
  The noun TECHNICAL has 2 senses:

1. a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
2. (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

  Familiarity information: TECHNICAL used as a noun is rare.


TECHNICAL (adjective)
  The adjective TECHNICAL has 6 senses:

1. of or relating to technique
2. characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences
3. of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill
4. of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
5. resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations
6. (of production of chemicals) made for commercial purposes especially on a large scale

  Familiarity information: TECHNICAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TECHNICAL (noun)


Sense 1technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("technical" is a kind of...):

military vehicle (vehicle used by the armed forces)

pickup; pickup truck (a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard)


Sense 2technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

technical foul; technical

Hypernyms ("technical" is a kind of...):

foul (an act that violates of the rules of a sport)

Domain category:

basketball; basketball game; hoops (a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop)


TECHNICAL (adjective)


Sense 1technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to technique

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

technical innovation in recent novels / technical details

Pertainym:

technique (a practical method or art applied to some particular task)


Sense 2technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences

Context examples:

a technical problem / highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public / a technical report / producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country / technical training / technical language

Similar:

specialised; specialized (marked by or characteristic of specialization in a mechanical or scientific subject)

Antonym:

nontechnical (not characteristic of or skilled in applied arts and sciences)


Sense 3technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

no amount of technical skill and craftsmanship can take the place of vital interest

Pertainym:

technique (skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity)


Sense 4technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

technological; technical

Context examples:

technical college / technological development

Pertainym:

technology (the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems)


Sense 5technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations

Context examples:

analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally / the fall is only a technical correction

Similar:

commercial (connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises)


Sense 6technical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of production of chemicals) made for commercial purposes especially on a large scale

Context example:

technical (or commercial) sulfuric acid

Similar:

commercial (connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


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