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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
1810-1820
1810-20; < French: technical (adj.), technic (noun) < Greek technikós, techniká; see technic
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British Dictionary definitions for techniques

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 techniques

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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techniques 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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