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adjective technical pronunciation in British English /ˈteknɪk(ə)l/
  1. 1
    involving science or industry

    technical experts

    The job requires someone with specialized scientific and technical knowledge.

  2. 2
    technical language is difficult to understand for people who do not know a lot about the subject

    The text is interesting and informative, without being too technical.

    a technical term:

    a technical term in philosophy

  3. 3
    [only before noun] relating to the way in which a machine or system works
    a technical problem/hitch/glitch/fault:

    Technical hitches plagued the play’s first night.

  4. 4
    relating to the skills needed to do a particular activity, especially in sport or art

    The dancers reached extremely high levels of technical skill and ability.

  5. 5
    [only before noun] based on a strict way of understanding or explaining a law or rule
    a technical violation/infringement:

    This was not a mere technical violation of a statute.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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