(Tech"nic*al*ly) adv. In a technical manner; according to the signification of terms as used in
any art, business, or profession.
(Tech"nic*al*ness), n. The quality or state of being technical; technicality.
(Tech"nic*als) n. pl. Those things which pertain to the practical part of an art, science, or
profession; technical terms; technics.
(Tech"ni*cist) n. One skilled in technics or in one or more of the practical arts.
(Tech`ni*co*log"ic*al) a. Technological; technical. [R.] Dr. J. Scott.
(Tech`ni*col"o*gy) n. Technology. [R.]
(Tech"nics) n. The doctrine of arts in general; such branches of learning as respect the arts.
(Tech`nique") n. [F.] Same as Technic, n.
(Tech"nism) n. Technicality.
(Tech`no*log"ic) a. Technological.
(Tech`no*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. technologique.] Of or pertaining to technology.
(Tech*nol"o*gist) n. One skilled in technology; one who treats of arts, or of the terms of
(Tech*nol"o*gy) n. [Gr. an art + - logy; cf. Gr. systematic treatment: cf. F. technologie.]
Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important
manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.
Technology is not an independent science, having a set of doctrines of its own, but consists of applications
of the principles established in the various physical sciences (chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, etc.) to
manufacturing processes. Internat. Cyc.
(Tech"y) a. [From OE. tecche, tache, a habit, bad habit, vice, OF. tache, teche, a spot, stain,
blemish, habit, vice, F. tache a spot, blemish; probably akin to E. tack a small nail. See Tack a small
nail, and cf. Touchy.] Peevish; fretful; irritable.
(Tec`ti*branch) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Tectibranchiata. Also used adjectively.
(||Tec`ti*bran"chi*a) n. pl. [NL.] Same as Tectibranchiata.
(||Tec`ti*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. tectus (p. p. of tegere to cover) + Gr. a gill.]
(Zoöl.) An order, or suborder, of gastropod Mollusca in which the gills are usually situated on one side of
the back, and protected by a fold of the mantle. When there is a shell, it is usually thin and delicate and
often rudimentary. The aplysias and the bubble shells are examples.
(Tec`ti*bran"chi*ate) a. [L. tectus (p. p. of tegere to cover) + E. branchiate.] (Zoöl.)
Having the gills covered by the mantle; of or pertaining to the Tectibranchiata. n. A tectibranchiate
(Tect"ly) adv. [L. tectus covered, fr. tegere to cover.] Covertly; privately; secretly. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Tec*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a carpenter + -logy.] (Biol.) A division of morphology created by Haeckel; the
science of organic individuality constituting the purely structural portion of morphology, in which the organism