Definition of technical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈteknɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteknɪkl//
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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. 3  connected 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 non-specialist.
  4. 4  [only before noun] connected with the details of a law or set of rules Their lawyers spent days arguing over technical details.
  5. Extra examples A lot of the discussions were highly technical. The conversation was getting a bit technical for me, so I left them to it. The conversation was getting a little technical for me. This is a purely technical problem. Without getting too technical, this is basically how it works.
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