Learner's definition of TECHNICAL
1 a : relating to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine, etc.
b : teaching practical skills rather than ideas about literature, art, etc.
the latest technical [=(more commonly) technological] advances in aircraft design
If you have any problems with your new computer, we offer 24-hour technical support.
I missed the first 10 minutes of the show because the network was experiencing technical difficulties/problems.
[more technical; most technical]
2 a : having special knowledge especially of how machines work or of how a particular kind of work is done b : relating to the special skills or techniques needed to do a particular job or activity 3 [more technical; most technical] : involving special knowledge, language, etc., that is used or understood by experts but usually not by others
The essay is too technical for me.
the more technical details/aspects of their research
“Cartography” is the technical name/term/word for the making of maps.
He is using the word in its technical sense/meaning.
4 : according to a very strict explanation of a rule, fact, etc.
a technical violation of the law
They were arguing over a minor technical point. [=technicality]
(informal) I'm not really 18 years old until tomorrow, if you want to get technical about it. [=if you want to be very exact or precise about it]