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technic

[tek-nik or for 1, tek-neek] /ˈtɛk nɪk or for 1, tɛkˈnik/
noun
1.
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
4.
Origin
1605-1615
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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British Dictionary definitions for technics

technics

/ˈtɛknɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study or theory of industry and industrial arts; technology

technic

noun
1.
(tɛkˈniːk) another word for technique
2.
(ˈtɛknɪk) another word for technics
Word Origin
C17: from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē art, skill
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Word Origin and History for technics
n.

1850, from technic; also see -ics.

technic

adj.

1610s, "technical," from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos "of or pertaining to art," from tekhne (see techno-).

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