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1817, from French technique "formal practical details in artistic expression," noun use of adj. technique "of art, technical," from Greek tekhnikos (see techno-).
technique tech·nique (těk-nēk') or tech·nic (těk'nĭk)n. The skill and procedure with which a surgical operation or experiment, for example, is carried out.