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See also: Tech., tech-, and -tech

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of technology, technician, and technique.

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NounEdit

tech (countable and uncountable, plural techs)

  1. (informal) technology
  2. (informal) technician
    • 2014, Jeff Jacobson, Growth (page 23)
      A man dressed as a lab tech, his blue scrubs startlingly pale against the vivid red and black chaos, moved into sight from behind the SUV. He carried an assault rifle.
  3. (informal) technique
  4. (informal, used in titles) technical college
    Greenville Technical College is informally known as Greenville Tech.

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Old IrishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tégos (cover, roof), from *steg- (to cover); cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tech n (genitive tige or taige, nominative plural tige or taige)

  1. house

DeclensionEdit

Neuter s-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative tech, teg techN, tegN tigeL, taigeL
Vocative tech, teg techN, tegN tigeL, taigeL
Accusative tech, teg techN, tegN tigeL, taigeL
Genitive tigeH, taigeH tigeN, taigeN tigeN, taigeN
Dative tigL, taigL tigib tigib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tech thech tech
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • tech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.