technique

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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    antialiasing
    (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
    bonding
    (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
    emulation
    (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another
    immunofluorescence
    (immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue
    photomechanics
    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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    method
    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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    brushwork
    an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush
    musketry
    the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)
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    skillfulness
    the state of being cognitively skillful
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