techno-, techn-, tect-, -technic[s], -technique, -technology, -technical, -technically

(Greek: art, skill, craft; techne, art, skill, craft; tekton, "builder")

The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.

—Henry Ford II
A kind of information age update of gnosticism, a Christian heresy in which believers rejected the world of matter and yearned for gnosis, a flash of transcendent illumination in which individuals cast off the body and ascended to the real world of the spirit.
In electronics, a type of field-effect transistor having highpower applications.
1. Conditioned, determined, or shaped by advanced technology and electronic communications.
2. Associated with or marked by the changes brought about by modern technology and electronics.
1. Skillfully made or constructed.
2. A technical term, expression, point, or detail; a technicality.
3. The science or study of art or arts, especially of the mechanical or industrial arts.
4. The way the basics of something are treated or skill in handling a technique.
1. Of a person: Skilled in or practically conversant with some particular art or subject. Also specifically in the official designations of certain ranks in the armed forces of the U.K. and U.S.
2. Belonging or relating to an art or arts; appropriate or peculiar to, or characteristic of, a particular art, science, profession, or occupation; also, of or pertaining to the mechanical arts and applied sciences generally.
3. According to a strict interpretation of rules or words.
4. Used to describe a type of security analysis based on past prices and volume levels as well as other market indicators.
technical potential
The achievable energy savings that might result from introducing the most energy-efficient technology at a given time, without taking into account the costs of introduction or the life of the equipment to be replaced.
1. Technical quality or character; the use of technical terms or methods.
2. A technical point, detail, term, or expression; something peculiar or specially belonging to the art or subject referred to.
3. Information such as a detail or a term that is understood by or relevant only to a specialist.
4. A minor point arising from a rigorous interpretation of laws or rules.
In a technical manner; in relation to the arts and applied sciences, or to a particular art or subject; according to technical methods; in technical phraseology; in a technical sense.
1. A person conversant with the technicalities of a particular subject.
2. One skilled in the technique or mechanical part of an art, as music or painting.
3. A person qualified in the practical application of one of the sciences or mechanical arts; now especially, a person whose job is to carry out practical work in a laboratory or to give assistance with technical equipment.
4. A person who is skilled in specific industrial techniques.
A proprietary name for various processes of colour cinematography, especially those employing dye transfer and separation negatives.
A love for or fondness of technicalities.
A Russian technical college.
The adoption or imposition of technical methods.
1. Manner of artistic execution or performance in relation to formal or practical details (as distinct from general effect, expression, sentiment, etc.); the mechanical or formal part of an art, especially of any of the fine arts; the manner of execution or performance in any discipline, profession, or sport; also, skill or ability in this department of one’s art; mechanical skill in artistic or technical work.
2. Loosely, a skilful or efficient means of achieving a purpose; a characteristic way of proceeding; a knack, a trick.
3. The procedure, skill, or art used in a particular task.
Language in which technical jargon or terms are overused, with the effect of making straightforward information difficult to impossible to understand.

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