Definition of technician in English:



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

    • ‘Hundreds of crew members, technicians and film laboratory workers were sworn to secrecy.’
    • ‘He started his working life as a laboratory technician and spent five years completing an Open University degree before becoming a science teacher.’
    • ‘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 program he took is dual-purpose: to train construction equipment operators and technicians.’
    • ‘Laboratory technicians battling cancer want to improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease.’
    • ‘The report also expressed concern about the pay and conditions for laboratory technicians, saying an additional 4,000 were needed in schools.’
    • ‘I have worked as a hotel night-clerk, a taxicab driver, a tree puller, a house painter, and a laboratory technician.’
    • ‘A laboratory technician checked urine for ultraviolet fluorescence indicating the presence of riboflavin.’
    • ‘I attended college, graduated with honours, and secured a position at a general hospital as a laboratory technician.’
    • ‘The site currently employs technical and mechanical engineers, chemical analysts, laboratory technicians and support staff.’
    • ‘Next, select the staff members that will be using this machine the most, and have the equipment technician perform the proper training.’
    • ‘A medical laboratory technician is not expected to become a supervisor, nor is he or she qualified to act as a technical consultant.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Equally, many of the shortages in public services such as the health service from nurses to radiographers and laboratory technicians will disappear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The team would also include two laboratory technicians well acquainted with gene technology and biochemical techniques.’
    • ‘The same technician using the same equipment performed the echocardiography.’
    • ‘Our study could not have been completed without the hard work of numerous field and laboratory technicians.’
    • ‘One woman, a laboratory technician, is believed to have been taken to hospital as a precaution when she reported breathing in fumes.’
    engineering officer, controller, handler, driver
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    1. 1.1An expert in the practical application of a science.
      • ‘In stepped the experts, especially food technicians.’
      • ‘This is the main reason there is such an extreme shortage of these specialized technicians.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Specialist technicians are responsible for maintaining and modifying these recipes and have greater freedom in controlling the plant.’
      • ‘A photographer has to be a digital expert, an electrician, and a communication technician as well as being a good photographer.’
      • ‘Martin, a well-known technician and author, noted this in his writings.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘From there, he introduced other drivers and now the team runs smoothly with engine experts and software technicians aiding them from Italy.’
      • ‘The scientists, the technicians, the experts - they must know the answers to our questions.’
      • ‘In the quiet rural setting of Bandiana a team of skilled technicians are continuing a tradition that lasted for more than 50 years.’
      • ‘The company is englamoured by research scientists, ‘the technicians in masks and gowns absorbed in their specialist tasks’.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Both studies show a similar relationship between the trained health care professional and the expert vascular technician.’
      expert, specialist, authority, genius, mastermind
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    2. 1.2A person skilled in the technique of an art or craft.
      • ‘An unrepentant classic from a master technician who's been writing songs since the Fifties and still seems at the top of his game.’
      • ‘He is recognized as one of the finest piano technicians in America.’
      • ‘A highly skilled interpreter of music, she was also an excellent technician.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Danny is a fine character actor, a master technician of his craft, one of our best.’
      • ‘We saw two highly skilled chess technicians at work.’
      • ‘Many see strategies and tactics slowly replacing the pure skilled technicians of yesterday.’
      • ‘The junior leading men, admirable technicians to whom the notion of charisma is alien, don't appear destined for stardom.’
      craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman
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