Definition of technically in English:



  • 1usually sentence adverb According to the facts or exact meaning of something; strictly.

    ‘technically, a nut is a single-seeded fruit’
    • ‘While that's technically correct, it should be noted that this is a bleak comedy.’
    • ‘And despite the fact that what they were doing was technically illegal, no one seemed to mind.’
    • ‘Whilst technically correct it omits to mention how he obtained the degree.’
    • ‘Plus, the fact that it's technically a fungus puts off some communities like Jains.’
    • ‘His site is technically illegal, although he has tried to get a license, but the price is too high.’
    • ‘The statement was technically correct, since it accurately reflected the British paper.’
    • ‘This is technically illegal, but if you sign a contract that mentions it, you really can't complain too much.’
    • ‘Although technically correct in most of his decisions, he failed to take any account of the conditions.’
    • ‘He said that the dowry system - while technically illegal - is a way of life.’
    • ‘The fact that it is technically in breach of the car hire agreement is, surely, a civil matter and thus just a technicality?’
    • ‘The house has since been rebuilt, but is still illegal and could technically be destroyed at any time.’
    • ‘His movements are severely restricted and his legal status is in limbo - technically he is still an illegal immigrant.’
    • ‘The first is the fact that, technically, we don't know the candidates.’
    • ‘Thus when people say that dinosaurs are extinct, they are technically not correct.’
    • ‘Although the trees were technically on our property, the hammock belonged to my neighbors.’
    • ‘It is not technically illegal to take money out of the country.’
    • ‘I commit actions which are technically illegal, but which, according to my point of view, are of benefit to people.’
    • ‘Protesters complained many people had already been using national flags and symbols, although they were technically illegal.’
    • ‘Secret ballot or not, the vote should technically be strictly on the ‘criteria’.’
    • ‘This is technically true in the fact that because we are going to war too, the overall operation is multilateral.’
    properly, in fairness, correctly, legally, technically, in conscience, in all conscience
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  • 2With reference to the technique displayed.

    ‘a technically brilliant boxing contest’
    • ‘He's very clever to work with, brilliant technically, and he makes my job so much easier.’
    • ‘Lorraine gave a brilliant account of the technically demanding solo role in the concerto.’
    • ‘He obviously has a ballet background, because he is very technically correct.’
    • ‘If you're already a fan, you will find it moving and inspiring and technically brilliant.’
    • ‘To become a good player, you need to be technically correct in certain basics.’
    • ‘He's never found wanting technically, and there are some jaw-dropping displays of speed and power’
    • ‘I know he has a lot of fans, and technically, his singing is brilliant.’
    • ‘The results must surely be among the most technically brilliant anatomical studies ever made.’
    • ‘Though technically brilliant your movies always have a social or political theme.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the next few releases, while still technically brilliant, were commercial flops.’
    • ‘Her woollen coats and cashmere dresses were technically brilliant.’
    • ‘Cameras today are technically brilliant and sometimes you can just create one great image.’
    • ‘This is not just a technically brilliant performance, but one from the heart.’
    • ‘Expect English National Ballet's technically brilliant dancing to bring an evening of pure pleasure.’
    • ‘Like Citizen Kane I find this movie to be technically brilliant, but mostly boring.’
    • ‘It includes some of the most emotionally creative and technically brilliant music alongside the bland and inane.’
  • 3Involving or regarding the technology available.

    ‘technically advanced tools’
    • ‘Nowhere on TV will you find so many technically advanced camera techniques and presentation.’
    • ‘One of the most technically challenging and innovative bridges ever seen in this country has been built across the Ouse.’
    • ‘Training is a major commitment for technically focused firms today, and it has become a big business.’
    • ‘It is difficult for us to do that in India as it is not as technically advanced as the UK.’
    • ‘Many of the participants would be generally regarded as technically proficient Web users.’
    • ‘How can the most technically advanced and financially backed Intelligence services in the world not know the truth?’
    • ‘By 1945 it had become far more advanced both technically and in its ability to provide intelligence.’
    • ‘In recent years, he had advocated a smaller but more technically advanced military.’
    • ‘Modern biotechnology is a more technically advanced form of this older biotechnology.’
    • ‘It was an eye opener for me at the time, this kind of kite flying I think was in relative infancy at the time though still quite technically advanced.’
    • ‘Some laboratory activities were technically advanced for middle school students.’
    • ‘Nor did I ever realise just how big and technically advanced they are.’
    • ‘But we've got some of the most technically advanced manufacturing plants in the world.’
    • ‘You claim it wasn't very technically innovative, but it did lead to the creation of the IMAX process.’
    • ‘This was technically innovative since the two fibers for a duplex link were located in one ferrule.’
    • ‘He remembered life before he had come on board the most technically advanced ship in the Empire.’
    • ‘It is equipped with the most technically advanced chassis of any car available on today's market and it is a joy to drive.’
    • ‘His winery was technically advanced, and he seems to have made good wine.’
    • ‘He paid a big compliment to the suppliers and worker here, since this is the most technically advanced car ever built in Thailand.’
    • ‘For this, countries need to be well administered, economically sound and technically advanced.’