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



    BrE BrE//tekˈniːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tekˈniːk//
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  1. 1  [countable] a particular way of doing something, especially one in which you have to learn special skills The artist combines different techniques in the same painting. marketing techniques Teachers learn various techniques for dealing with problem students.
  2. 2  [uncountable, singular] the skill with which somebody is able to do something practical Her technique has improved a lot over the past season.
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē ‘art’.Extra examples He has an ingenious technique for dealing with problems of that sort. Modern freezing techniques enable the chickens to be stored for weeks. On the walls I applied the same technique as I had used for the ceiling. She needs to work on her interview technique if she’s going to get a job. The new technique works better than the one it has replaced. The students were struggling to master the new technique. The technique was pioneered in California. They employ the latest techniques in farm management. They learn basic techniques in self-defence. singing techniques derived from Tibetan music techniques for the storage of data He needs to improve his throwing technique. How do you feel about your exam/​examination technique. It is now known that ancient seafarers used quite sophisticated navigating techniques. The crime was solved using the most advanced forensic techniques. This is a powerful negotiating technique. Which management techniques seem to work best? You will learn various techniques for dealing with difficult customers.
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