One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the Soviet Union and subsequently in Russia and some other countries formerly part of the Soviet Union: a technical college. Now chiefly historical.
1920s; earliest use found in Modern Language Journal. From Russian texnikum from German Technikum from ancient Greek τεχνικός + German -um, after Latin neuter nouns ending in -um.
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