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TECHNICAL EDUCATION

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 487 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION. The term now generally adopted to designate the special training of persons in the arts and sciences that underlie the practice of some trade or The generally accepted Indo-Germ. root is dak-, to bite, cf. Gr. barcuew, and Skt. dac, to bite, tears being " biting " or " bitter " things. The Du. traan, in the sense of tear-drop, was particularly applied to the blubber of whales reduced to oil by boiling, whence has come the tautological English " train-oil," often identified with the lubricant used for the wheels of rail-way trains. For the so-called " tear-vessels," which are properly small vases containing unguents, see LACRYMATORY. " Tear " (O.E. teran), to pull apart violently, to rend, is, of course, a distinct word; it is cognate with Gr. hi pap, to flay, pull off, and the root is seen in Gr. b p/sa, skin, whence "dermatology," " epidermis," &c.
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