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What's the difference between technically and technologically? Can you give example sentences which clearly show the difference?

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Have you tried a dictionary? – Barrie England Jun 24 '12 at 18:09
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Placed side by side, the Adverb "technically" actually comes from the Noun "technique" (practical skill). While of course "technologically" is from "technology."

So you can say: "The company is in great need of TECHNICALLY skilled workers" and "The company is TECHNOLOGICALLY superior to its competitors."

But there are instances when "technique" overlaps with "technology", especially when a combination of skill and the applied sciences is referred to.

Ex. a TECHNICALLY brilliant solution

not TECHNICALLY feasible

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