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technique

[tek-neek] /tɛkˈnik/
noun
1.
the manner and ability with which an artist, writer, dancer, athlete, or the like employs the technical skills of a particular art or field of endeavor.
2.
the body of specialized procedures and methods used in any specific field, especially in an area of applied science.
3.
method of performance; way of accomplishing.
4.
technical skill; ability to apply procedures or methods so as to effect a desired result.
5.
Informal. method of projecting personal charm, appeal, etc.:
He has the greatest technique with customers.
Origin of technique
1810-1820
1810-20; < French: technical (adj.), technic (noun) < Greek technikós, techniká; see technic
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technique

/tɛkˈniːk/
noun
1.
a practical method, skill, or art applied to a particular task
2.
proficiency in a practical or mechanical skill
3.
special facility; knack: he had the technique of turning everything to his advantage
Word Origin
C19: from French, from technique (adj) technic
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Word Origin and History for technique
n.

1817, from French technique "formal practical details in artistic expression," noun use of adj. technique "of art, technical," from Greek tekhnikos (see techno-).

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technique in Medicine

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.

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