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technician

[tek-nish-uh n] /tɛkˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject.
2.
a person who is skilled in the technique of an art, as music or painting.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; technic + -ian; see -ician
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  • The ultrasound technician will place a lubricating gel onto your neck.
  • The technician then maneuvers it around in various directions up down and all around while they take lots of pix.
  • Instead, it was probably the result of a malfunctioning computer desperately trying to get the attention of a technician.
  • Call in a qualified technician once a year to give the unit a checkup.
  • On the way into surgery or some test or treatment, a nurse or technician slips the patient a clipboard of legalese to sign.
  • He was also a patient and precise camera and developing process technician.
  • Excellent phone support has you talking to a technician in moments.
  • She was much more organized and structured and much more of a technician.
  • So the technician arrives and checks out your refrigerator or washing machine.
  • Frankly, a technician could be trained to perform the sort of surgery you advocate.
British Dictionary definitions for technician

technician

/tɛkˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
a person skilled in mechanical or industrial techniques or in a particular technical field
2.
a person employed in a laboratory, technical college, or scientific establishment to do practical work
3.
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
n.

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

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technician in Medicine

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

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