Definition of technicality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌteknɪˈkæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌteknɪˈkæləti//
    (pl. technicalities)
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  1. 1technicalities [plural] the small details of how to do something or how something works He described the process in broad terms without going into the technicalities. I don’t want to go into all the technicalities just now.
  2. 2a small detail in a law or set of rules, especially one that does not seem fair She was released on a technicality (= because of a small detail in the law). The court was forced to release him on a technicality.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: technicality