Definition of technically in English:



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

    ‘technically, a nut is a single-seeded fruit’
    • ‘The house has since been rebuilt, but is still illegal and could technically be destroyed at any time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thus when people say that dinosaurs are extinct, they are technically not correct.’
    • ‘While that's technically correct, it should be noted that this is a bleak comedy.’
    • ‘His movements are severely restricted and his legal status is in limbo - technically he is still an illegal immigrant.’
    • ‘The statement was technically correct, since it accurately reflected the British paper.’
    • ‘The fact that it is technically in breach of the car hire agreement is, surely, a civil matter and thus just a technicality?’
    • ‘It is not technically illegal to take money out of the country.’
    • ‘And despite the fact that what they were doing was technically illegal, no one seemed to mind.’
    • ‘Plus, the fact that it's technically a fungus puts off some communities like Jains.’
    • ‘Although the trees were technically on our property, the hammock belonged to my neighbors.’
    • ‘Whilst technically correct it omits to mention how he obtained the degree.’
    • ‘Although technically correct in most of his decisions, he failed to take any account of the conditions.’
    • ‘Secret ballot or not, the vote should technically be strictly on the ‘criteria’.’
    • ‘He said that the dowry system - while technically illegal - is a way of life.’
    • ‘The first is the fact that, technically, we don't know the candidates.’
    • ‘This is technically illegal, but if you sign a contract that mentions it, you really can't complain too much.’
    • ‘His site is technically illegal, although he has tried to get a license, but the price is too high.’
    • ‘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 never found wanting technically, and there are some jaw-dropping displays of speed and power’
    • ‘Expect English National Ballet's technically brilliant dancing to bring an evening of pure pleasure.’
    • ‘He obviously has a ballet background, because he is very technically correct.’
    • ‘Like Citizen Kane I find this movie to be technically brilliant, but mostly boring.’
    • ‘To become a good player, you need to be technically correct in certain basics.’
    • ‘If you're already a fan, you will find it moving and inspiring and technically brilliant.’
    • ‘Lorraine gave a brilliant account of the technically demanding solo role in the concerto.’
    • ‘The results must surely be among the most technically brilliant anatomical studies ever made.’
    • ‘He's very clever to work with, brilliant technically, and he makes my job so much easier.’
    • ‘It includes some of the most emotionally creative and technically brilliant music alongside the bland and inane.’
    • ‘Though technically brilliant your movies always have a social or political theme.’
    • ‘Her woollen coats and cashmere dresses were technically brilliant.’
    • ‘Cameras today are technically brilliant and sometimes you can just create one great image.’
    • ‘I know he has a lot of fans, and technically, his singing is brilliant.’
    • ‘This is not just a technically brilliant performance, but one from the heart.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the next few releases, while still technically brilliant, were commercial flops.’
  • 3Involving or regarding the technology available.

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