(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

- his technical innovation was his brushwork

- the technical dazzle of her dancing

Similar word(s): proficient

2. characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences

- a technical problem

- highly technical matters hardly suitable for the general public

- producing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this country

3. of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles

- technical college

- technological development

Similar word(s): technological

4. relating to or concerned with machinery or tools

- a technical fault

Similar word(s): mechanical

5. according to strict interpretation of the law or set of rules

6. of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood

- technical terminology

- a technical report

Similar word(s): skilled, expert

7. resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations

- analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally

- the fall is only a technical correction

Similar word(s): commercial

Sentences with technical as an adjective:

- The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.

- The market had a technical rally, due to an oversold condition.


1. a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

Definition categories: man–made, pickup

2. (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

Definition categories: act, foul