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technicality

[tek-ni-kal-i-tee] /ˌtɛk nɪˈkæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural technicalities for 2, 3.
1.
technical character.
2.
the use of technical methods or terms.
3.
something that is technical; a technical point, detail, or expression.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; technical + -ity
Related forms
hypertechnicality, noun
overtechnicality, noun, plural overtechnicalities.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertechnicality

technicality

/ˌtɛknɪˈkælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a petty formal point arising from a strict interpretation of rules, etc: the case was dismissed on a technicality
2.
the state or quality of being technical
3.
technical methods and vocabulary
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Word Origin and History for hypertechnicality

technicality

n.

1814, from technical + -ity. Related: Technicalities.

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