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TECHNIQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does technique mean? 

TECHNIQUE (noun)
  The noun TECHNIQUE has 2 senses:

1. a practical method or art applied to some particular task
2. skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

  Familiarity information: TECHNIQUE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TECHNIQUE (noun)


Sense 1technique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A practical method or art applied to some particular task

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

method (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "technique"):

antialiasing ((computer graphics) a technique that is used to smooth jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines so they appear smoother)

Benday process (a photoengraving technique for adding shading or texture or tone to a printed image)

bonding ((dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel)

emulation ((computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another)

immunofluorescence ((immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue)

photomechanics (the technique of using photomechanical methods to make photographs into plates for printing)

computer simulation; simulation ((computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program)


Sense 2technique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

proficiency; technique

Context example:

practice greatly improves proficiency

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

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "technique"):

brushwork (an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush)

musketry (the technique of using small arms (especially in battle))


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