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Definition of technical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] connected with the practical use of machinery, methods, etc. in science and industry We offer free technical support for those buying our software. a technical education technical drawing (= especially taught as a school subject)
  2. 2[usually before noun] connected with the skills needed for a particular job, sport, art, etc. Skaters score extra points for technical complexity.
  3. 3connected with a particular subject and therefore difficult to understand if you do not know about that subject The article is full of technical terms. The guide is too technical for a nonspecialist.
  4. 4[only before noun] connected with the details of a law or set of rules Their lawyers spent days arguing over technical details.
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