technic

technic

[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek]
noun
2.
a technicality.
3.
technics, (used with a singular or plural verb) the study or science of an art or of arts in general, especially the mechanical or industrial arts.
adjective

Origin:
1605–15; (noun) earlier technica < Greek techniká, neuter plural of technikós of art and craft, equivalent to téchn(ē) art, craft + -ikos -ic; (adj.) < Greek technikós

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technic
 
n
1.  another word for technique
2.  another word for technics
 
[C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill]

technique or technic (tɛkˈniːk)
 
n
1.  a practical method, skill, or art applied to a particular task
2.  proficiency in a practical or mechanical skill
3.  special facility; knack: he had the technique of turning everything to his advantage
 
[C19: from French, from technique (adj) technic]
 
technic or technic
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from technique (adj) technic]

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