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Definition of technically adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1according to the exact meaning, facts, etc. Technically (speaking), the two countries are still at war. It is still technically possible for them to win (= but it seems unlikely).
  2. 2in a way that is connected with the skills needed for a particular job, sport, art, etc. As a musician, she is technically accomplished. Technically, he is an excellent goalkeeper.
  3. 3in a way that is connected with the practical use of machinery, methods, etc. in science and industry a technically advanced society In those days recording sound was not technically possible.
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