AskDefine | Define technique

Dictionary Definition



1 a practical method or art applied to some particular task
2 skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; "practice greatly improves proficiency" [syn: proficiency]

User Contributed Dictionary



technique (plural: techniques)
  1. a way of accomplishing a task that is not immediately obvious. Hence Technology, the study of or a collection of techniques.




  • /tɛk.nik/
  • /tEk.nik/


fr-noun f
  1. technique, technology


  1. technical

Extensive Definition

A technique is a procedure used to accomplish a specific activity or task:
  • Technology, the study of or a collection of techniques
  • Skill, the ability to perform a task
  • Scientific technique, any systematic method to obtain information of a scientific nature
Technique may also refer to:
technique in Breton: Technik
technique in Bulgarian: Техника
technique in Catalan: Tècnica
technique in German: Technik
technique in Modern Greek (1453-): Τεχνική
technique in Spanish: Técnica
technique in French: Technique
technique in Ido: Tekniko
technique in Portuguese: Técnica
technique in Slovak: Technika
technique in Ukrainian: Техніка

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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