Definition of technique in English:

technique

noun

  • 1A way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.

    ‘new surgical techniques mean a shorter hospital stay’
    ‘the techniques used by Turner, Rembrandt, and Degas’
    • ‘There are two surgical techniques that can be successfully used for osteoarthritis.’
    • ‘Katharine's work, by contrast, uses the traditional technique of wheel engraving.’
    • ‘Even when the printing technique changed, the images were still based on those plates.’
    • ‘The latest scientific and forensic techniques are being applied to evidence in the case as part of a review.’
    • ‘The construction technique was used extensively from little shanties to small village chapels.’
    • ‘The writers also rejected phonics as a technique for teaching spelling.’
    • ‘The narrative technique is traditional to the point of being old-fashioned, as mentioned above.’
    • ‘It is becoming a scientific technique for controlling the child's development.’
    • ‘We wouldn't be able to license immediately, we would need to go through the procedures for a novel technique.’
    • ‘Canopy management techniques are used to maintain yield and wine quality in such situations.’
    • ‘Patients in the surgery group were operated on by surgeons using a surgical technique of their choice.’
    • ‘With modern surgical techniques, the limb that was once doomed to amputation can often be saved.’
    • ‘The simple answer to this is that there are always new scientific techniques which can reveal more and more.’
    • ‘According to the scientists, the technique could be adapted for use in separating minerals.’
    • ‘However photographic techniques have been used to investigate the separate stages.’
    • ‘The clinic uses conventional and alternative techniques to audit your general health.’
    • ‘This might not be too bad if each surgeon carried out both techniques because there would be some sort of balance.’
    • ‘There are several psychological techniques to help people cope with dementia.’
    • ‘They also say that an undisclosed Mediterranean country has agreed to allow the technique to be carried out.’
    • ‘It's strange how even construction techniques in the tropics can seem exotic.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun]Skill or ability in a particular field.
      ‘he has excellent technique’
      [in singular] ‘an established athlete with a very good technique’
      • ‘Of course, it is a tribute to his extraordinary skill and technique and concentration and so forth.’
      • ‘It follows that, by training with players older or better than yourself, your skills and technique improve.’
      • ‘We all have to develop our own swing and our own technique and our own abilities.’
      • ‘With these abilities they can concentrate on skill and technique when it comes to competitive football.’
      • ‘What made him great was not his mastery of technique, but the strength of his vision.’
      • ‘The event is a showcase of not only brute strength, but of technique as well.’
      • ‘If the inflammation resulted from playing sport, professional advice on technique may be necessary.’
      • ‘The aims of the games are identical, and in terms of technique, they share innumerable skills.’
      • ‘Rowing was frustrating because there was so much technique involved.’
      • ‘What we're trying to create is a group with the ability and technique in all aspects of the game.’
      • ‘Like any skill, serious tasting requires a combination of technique and experience.’
      • ‘Rather than a game of skill and technique, golf is turning into a mere test of power.’
      • ‘With his excellent technique and temperament he should be kept in the pivotal position.’
      • ‘His football is elegant and masterful, charged with technique and vision.’
      • ‘The gulf in ability, technique and resources between the sides is vast.’
      • ‘However, I guess your problem is more to do with posture and technique.’
      • ‘They can watch his technique, ability and dedication and it is a big help on their learning curve.’
      • ‘Her pioneering research has provided riders with tools to break habitual patterns and improve technique.’
      • ‘He is so full of ideas when he plays football and has the technique to carry out those ideas.’
      • ‘Yet skill still requires practice and a knowledge about technique and why some things work and others don't.’
    2. 1.2A skilful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.
      ‘tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communications’
      • ‘This way, quality and output quantity can still be achieved using manual techniques.’
      • ‘The technique is even more efficient when methanol is used instead of glucose.’
      • ‘His special technique of scratching lines into the colour is still frequently used.’
      • ‘So, what is stopping us from adopting this highly efficient technique of conserving water?’

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from Latin technicus (see technic).

Pronunciation:

technique

/tɛkˈniːk/