technician

A technician is someone who has knowledge and training in a technical process. If you are having trouble with your computer network, you might have to call in a network technician to get it sorted out.

A technician knows all of the ins and outs (the technicalities) of a specific process. A computer technician knows all about how computers work and how to fix them. Likewise an automotive technician (a mechanic) knows all about cars and how to fix them. Technician is not always associated with technology. If a painter or a musician is trained in various artistic, or musical techniques, he or she can also be called a technician.

Definitions of technician
  1. noun
    someone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process
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    animator
    the technician who produces animated cartoons
    dental technician, denturist
    someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures)
    soundman
    a technician in charge of amplifying sound or producing sound effects (as for a TV or radio broadcast)
    techie, tekki
    a technician who is highly proficient and enthusiastic about some technical field (especially computing)
    webmaster
    a technician who designs or maintains a website
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  2. noun
    someone known for high skill in some intellectual or artistic technique
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    expert
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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