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But this is abnormal and rather an affectation of technical skill.

"Only technical ones for which I could have no possible use," said Linda.

Clearly their constancy to this metre was not the result of any technical deficiency.

The most solemn of all realities have been degraded into the passwords of technical theology.

This power, however, is not given by any technical rules, but is the gift of genius.

He has banished the poets, and is beginning to use a technical language.

But I can show you here what the engineering people say about it in the technical papers.

To what extent should concrete, abstract, and technical terms be used?

"Probably not," the Master Scientist said, out of his own technical thought-train.

My tales if often professional (as you remarked just now) have never been technical.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "skilled in a particular art or subject," formed in English from Greek tekhnikos "of art," from tekhne "art, skill, craft" (see techno-). The sense narrowed to "having to do with the mechanical arts" (1727). Basketball technical foul (one which does not involve contact between opponents) is recorded from 1934. Boxing technical knock-out (one in which the loser is not knocked out) is recorded from 1921; abbreviation TKO is from 1940s.

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