technicality


technicality
a) the quality or state of being technical

the technicalities of the sect

b) that which is technical, or peculiar to any trade, profession, sect, or the like.
Syn: technicalness

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  • technicality — [tek΄ni kal′ə tē] n. pl. technicalities 1. the state or quality of being technical 2. the use of technical terms, methods, etc. 3. a point, detail, term, method, etc. of or peculiar to an art, science, code, or skill, esp. one that only a… …   English World dictionary

  • Technicality — Tech ni*cal i*ty, n.; pl. {Technicalities}. 1. The quality or state of being technical; technicalness. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is technical, or peculiar to any trade, profession, sect, or the like. [1913 Webster] The technicalities of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • technicality — I noun aspect, detail, distinctive feature, fact, feature, fine point, inessentiality, item, method, minor point, minutiae, nuance, particular, particularity, peculiarity, petty detail, point, precept, rule, singularity, special point, speciality …   Law dictionary

  • technicality — 1814, from TECHNICAL (Cf. technical) + ITY (Cf. ity). Related: Technicalities …   Etymology dictionary

  • technicality — [n] loophole; minor detail escape clause, formality, minor point, nothing to speak of, nothing to write home about; concept 633 …   New thesaurus

  • technicality — ► NOUN (pl. technicalities) 1) a small formal detail specified within a set of rules. 2) (technicalities) details of theory or practice within a particular field. 3) the use of technical terms or methods …   English terms dictionary

  • technicality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ mere, minor ▪ legal, procedural ▪ His conviction was reversed by the US Supreme Court on a procedural technicality. VERB + TECHNICALITY ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • technicality — n. on a technicality (we lost the case on a technicality) * * * [ˌteknɪ kælɪtɪ] on a technicality (we lost the case on a technicality) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • technicality — tech|ni|cal|i|ty [ˌteknıˈkælıti] n plural technicalities 1.) technicalities [plural] the small details of how to do something or how a system or process works technicalities of ▪ I don t really want to get into discussing the technicalities of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • technicality — noun (C) 1 technicalities (plural) details of a system or process that you need a special knowledge to understand: Can you explain the technicalities of laser printing? 2 a small detail in a law or a set of rules, especially one that forces you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • technicality — UK [ˌteknɪˈkælətɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms technicality : singular technicality plural technicalities 1) a detail about a particular subject that is understood only by an expert 2) a minor detail of the law that can lead to an unfair… …   English dictionary

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