- ( UK ) IPA: /tɛkˈniːk/
- ( uncountable ) The practical aspects of a given art, occupation etc.; formal requirements. [from 19th c.]
- ( uncountable ) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
- A method of achieving something or carrying something out, especially one requiring some skill or knowledge. [from 19th c.]
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” ) .
Explanation of technique by Wordnet Dictionary
- 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”.
Definition of technique by GCIDE Dictionary