Meaning of technic in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɛknɪk/


  • 1mainly North American Technique.

    ‘this is the primary technic for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease’
    • ‘Despite a caveat that he was ‘not up to date with the technic of the fighting tank,’ his article was well accepted by the journal's readership, while his celebrity enhanced the journal's professional standing.’
    • ‘In the subcutaneous tissue - with the technic used in this investigation - these cells rarely show distinct transverse processes encircling the capillary.’
    • ‘Even if it's just a technical problem, technic is made by man, and man can control it.’
    • ‘The popular Piano Curriculum Guide, which outlines a solid core curriculum of theory, technic and repertoire for students from the Learners Level to the Pre-Conservatory Level, is now available in Spanish.’
    • ‘Because of its very smart stealth and anti-anti-virus technic, most common AV software can't detect or clean it.’
    • ‘The shifting investments and assemblages of the body meet a network cast precisely as the enhanced ability of technics (including technics as the human) to shift and reassemble its own investments.’
    • ‘The technics and institutions of complex social systems like the gas lighting industry constitute a network of actors and physical objects whose relationships are given meaning by a set of surrounding understandings and actions.’
    • ‘Is it me, or does this guy know technics yet to be invented?’
    • ‘She said the workshop would also tackle business management projects, marketing, processing and export, internet, networking and public relations technics.’
    • ‘With the technic used, infants could not be shown to be susceptible.’
    • ‘Using the technic of Sequential Photography you can do extreme panoramic and wide angle pictures.’
    • ‘Right now I'm using the technic that is used for mesh models.’
    • ‘But as the demand for the eel became higher by consumers, it also brought new fishing technics and new attitudes by the conservation officers.’
    • ‘He however, noted that the borders may not be closed forever in the face of regional trade integration saying the poultry farmers were preparing themselves for this challenge by improving their management and production technics.’
    • ‘The clubs also run programmes in which they teach farming technics to villagers in Masaiti and how to store food season to season.’
    • ‘‘The shifts in production technics, the understanding of systems integration and the delivery of attractive and engaging television services are all exportable skills,’ he said.’
    • ‘This number, as well as the spatial resolution of the retinotopic maps and of the somatotopic and cochleotopic maps, measured by comparable technics are still poorly known across taxa.’
  • 2technicstreated as singular or plural Technical terms, details, and methods; technology.

    ‘in the world of virtual culture, technics is nature’
    • ‘Accordingly, the conference speakers included women and men involved in the philosophy of technics, history of science, chemical engineering, film history and criticism.’
    • ‘Embedded within every technological system is a set of technics - fundamental physical materials, their properties, and the details of their use.’
    • ‘A standard home CD player is one that has no burner technics built in.’


Early 17th century (as an adjective in the sense ‘to do with art or an art’): from Latin technicus, from Greek tekhnikos, from tekhnē ‘art’. The noun dates from the 19th century.