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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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Examples from the web for technicians
  • Today's treatments are typically given at home or by nonmedically licensed technicians.
  • There are about fifty technicians actually in the control facility.
  • The nurses and technicians and other staff equally so.
  • Crime-scene technicians had found fingerprints and hair.
  • Synthetic integration, unimaginable sixty-five years ago by one of the art's great technicians, is now full upon us.
  • Later, the plates were scanned and digitized by technicians.
  • It means jobs for construction workers, truck drivers, technicians.
  • technicians can date paint from its chemical composition, for example, or x-ray a canvas to reveal what lies below the surface.
  • As a result, once information is deposited on a drive, technicians and managers track its location-and disposition.
  • We might not wonder to see more draughtsmen on the pay-roll, more designers, more technicians and scientists.
British Dictionary definitions for technicians


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 technicians



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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technicians 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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