Definition of technikon in English:

technikon

noun

  • (in South Africa) an institution offering technical and vocational education at tertiary level.

    • ‘At this time of the year when school, university, technikon and other associated tertiary education fees need to be paid, I am being inundated with requests for assistance from distraught parents.’
    • ‘South African universities and technikons are home to hot new innovations in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields.’
    • ‘He said government departments had bursary schemes in technikons and technical colleges to provide learners with financial assistance.’
    • ‘As the route to paid employment, universities remain first choice, technikons second, and colleges for further education and training a poor third.’
    • ‘This guide contains information on about 3000 courses offered by universities, technikons, private and technical colleges in South Africa.’

Origin

Greek, noun use of the neuter of tekhnikos ‘relating to skills’.

Pronunciation

technikon

/ˈtɛknɪkɒn/