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Meaning of technique by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From French technique ( “technicality; branch of knowledge” ), noun use of technique ( “technical” ), from Ancient Greek τεχνικός ( technikos, “of or pertaining to art, artistic, skilful” ), from τέχνη ( techne, “art, handicraft” ), from τίκτειν ( tiktein, “to bring forth, produce” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /tɛkˈniːk/


    technique ( plural: techniques )

    1. ( uncountable ) The practical aspects of a given art, occupation etc.; formal requirements. [from 19th c.]
    2. ( uncountable ) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
    3. A method of achieving something or carrying something out, especially one requiring some skill or knowledge. [from 19th c.]

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    • technique in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • technique in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • technique at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of technique by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

    2. a practical method or art applied to some particular task

    Definition of technique by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Technique n. [F.]
      1. The method or manner of performance in any art; -- also called technic.

      2. The body of technical methods and procedures used in a science or craft.

      3. the detailed movements used for executing an artistic performance; technical skill; artistic execution; as, “a pianist's fingering technique”.