/tek"nik/ or, for 1, /tek neek"/, n.
1. technique.
2. a technicality.
3. technics, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the study or science of an art or of arts in general, esp. the mechanical or industrial arts.
4. technical.
[1605-15; (n.) earlier technica < Gk techniká, neut. pl. of TECHNIKÓS of art and craft, equiv. to téchn(e) art, craft + -ikos -IC; (adj.) < Gk technikós]

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