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.

1825–35; technic + -ian; see -ician Unabridged
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technician (tɛkˈnɪʃən)
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 & History

1833, "person expert in the technicalities of some question," from technic "technical" (1612), from Gk. tekhnikos (see techno-). Meaning "person skilled in mechanical arts" is recorded from 1939.
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
Today's treatments are typically given at home or by nonmedically licensed
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.
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