A technique is a method of doing some task or performing something. Your technique for opening drinks might be to twist the top off with your teeth. If so, your dentist better have a good tooth-repair technique.

The noun technique can also refer to someone's skillfulness with the fundamentals of a particular task. A violinist could have excellent technique, but lack passion, for example. Writers usually have very individual writing techniques: One might need to write late at night and another early in the morning; some have to write by hand on paper, while others always use the computer.

Definitions of technique
  1. noun
    a practical method or art applied to some particular task
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    (computer graphics) a technique that is used to smooth jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines so they appear smoother
    Benday process
    a photoengraving technique for adding shading or texture or tone to a printed image
    (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel
    (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
    (immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue
    the technique of using photomechanical methods to make photographs into plates for printing
    computer simulation, simulation
    (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    terminal emulation
    (computer science) having a computer act exactly like a terminal
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    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  2. noun
    skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    synonyms: proficiency
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    an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush
    the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)
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    the state of being cognitively skillful
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