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[tek-nish-uh n] /tɛkˈnɪʃ ən/
a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject.
a person who is skilled in the technique of an art, as music or painting.
Origin of technician
1825-35; technic + -ian; see -ician Unabridged
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  • technician Natt Roberts entered, a book in hand, and sent the trend of conversation in a new direction.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He turned to speak to a technician, who was working at another bench.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • The technician on duty compared the red lights with the trouble sheet in his hand.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
  • "You can mold it when you mix it," the technician said significantly.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • In dressing room B, a technician discovered a crewman who was sitting against a wall rubbing his skull.

    The Giants From Outer Space Geoff St. Reynard
British Dictionary definitions for technician


a person skilled in mechanical or industrial techniques or in a particular technical field
a person employed in a laboratory, technical college, or scientific establishment to do practical work
a person having specific artistic or mechanical skill, esp if lacking original flair or genius
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Word Origin and History for technician

1833, "person expert in the technicalities of some question," from technic + -ian. Meaning "person skilled in mechanical arts" is recorded from 1939.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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technician in Medicine

technician tech·ni·cian (těk-nĭsh'ən)
One whose occupation requires training in a specific technical process. Also called technologist.

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