• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Technic Technical terms or objects; things pertaining to the practice of an art or science.
    • a Technic Technical.
    • Technic The method of performance in any art; technical skill; artistic execution; technique. "They illustrate the method of nature, not the technic of a manlike Artificer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the baseball rivalries between the two major leagues in the 1890s, the Pittsburgh Nationals took advantage of a technicality and signed a player away from another club. The Nationals' president, J. Palmer O'Neill, was called J. "Pirate" O'Neill, and his club became the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    • technic Same as technical.
    • n technic The method of performance or manipulation in any art, or that peculiar to any artist or school; technical skill or manipulation; artistic execution; specifically, in music, a collective term for all that relates to the purely mechanical part of either vocal or instrumental performance, but most frequently applied to the latter. The technic of a performer may be perfect, and yet his playing be devoid of expression, and fail to interpret intelligibly the ideas of the composer. Also used in the French form technique.
    • n technic Same as technics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
    • adj Technic tek′nik pertaining to art, esp. the useful arts: belonging to a particular art or profession
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  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.”
  • David Packer
    David Packer
    “Make a technical contribution; innovate, don't emulate.”
  • Bob Hope
    “I do benefits for all religions -- I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.”
  • George Orwell
    “Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Technical (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. technikostechnē, art, akin to tekein, to produce.


In literature:

The division's artillery as well as its technical and administrative units performed well.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
The turning over one lot of yarn is technically called "one turn" and the dyer often gives "three turns" or "four turns" as may be required.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
There are many cases in which practice in singing does not bring about technical perfection.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
The technical procedure was therefore close to Andreani's.
"John Baptist Jackson" by Jacob Kainen
The city had been endowed by its millionaire old trader with a fine technical high school.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Orismologia -y: the defining of scientific or technical terms.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Solanoy Gorodok, in Petersburg, has already partially realized it as regards technical matters.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
I called on you for some technical advice.
"General Max Shorter" by Kris Ottman Neville
The adjusting of the matrix to the mould is technically called "fitting," and requires great skill.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
This etude is, like those of Chopin, at the same time a technical study and a mood.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

They want to discover why whales are big,
So they sail, at the risk of sinking,
In ships with elaborate, technical rig,
When the facts can be learned by thinking.
"Whales" by C J Dennis
I say the subject was given as of old,
prescribed the technical treatment, tests really tests
were set by the masters & graded.
I say the paralyzed fear lest one's not one
is back with us forever, worsts & bests
spring for the public, faded.
"Dream Song 125:" Bards freezing, naked, up to the neck in water"" by John Berryman

In news:

Dave McCrory, a member of the technical marketing team for VMware's Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service, has left the company and is now senior vice president of platform engineering at Warner Music Group.
GED classes at Linn County Area Career and Technical Center, 5-8 pm.
The green movement is growing rapidly, and it's creating a high demand for great technical communicators .
Getting Technical on Unskilled Immigrants and Complementary Labor.
At the ECB meeting "Draghi had to walk a technical, political and legal tightrope".
Misumi USA Inc has announced that it will conduct Configuration Technical Seminars in Woburn, Mass.
Wide-format scanner is a high-quality choice for technical users who work with D-size documents.
Date Initiated: 01-27-2012 Technical Contact: Mike Sherratt.
The partnership includes construction services providers Rore Inc of San Diego and Innovative Technical Solutions Inc of Walnut Creek.
Has launched a hotline with engineers ready and available to offer free technical assistance on conveyors , and both product and material handling applications.
Date Initiated: 02-03-2011 Technical Contact: Dawn Caullwine.
New Image Technical Center School Of Cosmetology .
From the basement of a dorm to a 46-acre campus, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is ready to begin a new chapter in the history of the college.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is looking to the future and offering area businesses and residents the opportunity to be a part of future industry with Go Green Education.
As many aspects of industry and society continue to move toward highly advanced and technical approaches.

In science:

Miroslav Sukenika , Jozef Simaa and Julius Vankob bSlovak Technical University, Dep.
Compatibility of the expansive nondecelerative universe model with the Newton gravitational theory and the general theory of relativity
We also give a few technical details on the calculation of the coefficient of the R2 term.
The D0-brane metric in N = 2 sigma models
The proof of this proposition is very technical and is therefore shifted to Appendix F.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
The last two propositions were the main technical results of this section.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
We start with a proposition that will be our main technical tool.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve