Definition of technician in English:

technician

noun

  • 1A person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory.

    ‘a laboratory technician’
    • ‘A laboratory technician checked urine for ultraviolet fluorescence indicating the presence of riboflavin.’
    • ‘Hundreds of crew members, technicians and film laboratory workers were sworn to secrecy.’
    • ‘The program he took is dual-purpose: to train construction equipment operators and technicians.’
    • ‘He started his working life as a laboratory technician and spent five years completing an Open University degree before becoming a science teacher.’
    • ‘Equally, many of the shortages in public services such as the health service from nurses to radiographers and laboratory technicians will disappear.’
    • ‘However, he also said the Government must make a commitment to funding that would ensure every school has a modern laboratory and technicians to assist teachers.’
    • ‘The report also expressed concern about the pay and conditions for laboratory technicians, saying an additional 4,000 were needed in schools.’
    • ‘I attended college, graduated with honours, and secured a position at a general hospital as a laboratory technician.’
    • ‘Laboratory technicians battling cancer want to improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease.’
    • ‘A medical laboratory technician is not expected to become a supervisor, nor is he or she qualified to act as a technical consultant.’
    • ‘I have worked as a hotel night-clerk, a taxicab driver, a tree puller, a house painter, and a laboratory technician.’
    • ‘To use the device, a laboratory technician places each patient sample in a separate well of an eight-well block, which is then handled as a unit.’
    • ‘Next, select the staff members that will be using this machine the most, and have the equipment technician perform the proper training.’
    • ‘Our study could not have been completed without the hard work of numerous field and laboratory technicians.’
    • ‘The same technician using the same equipment performed the echocardiography.’
    • ‘One woman, a laboratory technician, is believed to have been taken to hospital as a precaution when she reported breathing in fumes.’
    • ‘The team would also include two laboratory technicians well acquainted with gene technology and biochemical techniques.’
    • ‘The site currently employs technical and mechanical engineers, chemical analysts, laboratory technicians and support staff.’
    • ‘By the time the aircraft lands the truck will be waiting with the technicians, spares and equipment on board to repair the aircraft.’
    • ‘The care unit includes a laboratory with a technician and a pharmacy with a pharmacist.’
    engineering officer, controller, handler, driver
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    1. 1.1 An expert in the practical application of a science.
      • ‘Specialist technicians are responsible for maintaining and modifying these recipes and have greater freedom in controlling the plant.’
      • ‘The scientists, the technicians, the experts - they must know the answers to our questions.’
      • ‘In stepped the experts, especially food technicians.’
      • ‘Both studies show a similar relationship between the trained health care professional and the expert vascular technician.’
      • ‘As I said in the lecture, I support the specialists, the technicians and the analysts.’
      • ‘The deal would also bring new jobs for our skilled rail technicians, many of whom will have worked for three or four different companies over the last turbulent decade.’
      • ‘In the quiet rural setting of Bandiana a team of skilled technicians are continuing a tradition that lasted for more than 50 years.’
      • ‘In addition to the call for expert technicians, there is also the need, especially among fleets, for any repair or replacement to be completed as soon as possible.’
      • ‘From there, he introduced other drivers and now the team runs smoothly with engine experts and software technicians aiding them from Italy.’
      • ‘A photographer has to be a digital expert, an electrician, and a communication technician as well as being a good photographer.’
      • ‘This incident involved very senior and skilled technicians, as well as seasoned maintenance-control personnel.’
      • ‘They have become huge international collaborations involving hundreds of scientists, technicians, and computer experts.’
      • ‘Martin, a well-known technician and author, noted this in his writings.’
      • ‘This is the main reason there is such an extreme shortage of these specialized technicians.’
      • ‘The company is englamoured by research scientists, ‘the technicians in masks and gowns absorbed in their specialist tasks’.’
      expert, specialist, authority, genius, mastermind
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    2. 1.2 A person skilled in the technique of an art or craft.
      ‘Liszt was one of the greatest piano technicians of all time’
      • ‘An unrepentant classic from a master technician who's been writing songs since the Fifties and still seems at the top of his game.’
      • ‘The junior leading men, admirable technicians to whom the notion of charisma is alien, don't appear destined for stardom.’
      • ‘Many see strategies and tactics slowly replacing the pure skilled technicians of yesterday.’
      • ‘A highly skilled interpreter of music, she was also an excellent technician.’
      • ‘We saw two highly skilled chess technicians at work.’
      • ‘I can't think of a finer person to have taught me the sport-he was a master technician who had a real knack for dealing with kids.’
      • ‘Danny is a fine character actor, a master technician of his craft, one of our best.’
      • ‘He is recognized as one of the finest piano technicians in America.’
      • ‘Louis was also the most faultless fighter in history as a technician regardless of weight division, he was picture perfect.’
      • ‘His orthodox Seoinage was so sharp, judo historians consider him to be one of the top five technicians in history.’
      craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman
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Pronunciation

technician

/tɛkˈnɪʃ(ə)n/