The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Technics \Tech"nics\, n.
1. The doctrine of arts in general; such branches of learning
as respect the arts.
2. The study of a particular art.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "technics":
academic discipline, academic specialty, acquaintance,
applied science, area, arena, art, concern, corpus, craft, data,
datum, department of knowledge, discipline, domain, experience,
expertise, facts, factual base, familiarity, field,
field of inquiry, field of study, information, intelligence,
intimacy, ken, know-how, knowing, knowledge, mechanics, mechanism,
method, natural science, ology, practical knowledge,
private knowledge, privity, province, pure science,
ratio cognoscendi, science, self-knowledge, skill, social science,
specialty, sphere, study, technic, technical know-how,
technical knowledge, technical skill, technicology, technique,