tech·nique / tekˈnēk/ • n. a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. ∎ skill or ability in a particular field: he has excellent technique | [in sing.] an established athlete with a very good technique. ∎ a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something: tape recording is a good technique for evaluating our own communications.