Definitions for "Technical Foul"
A foul called for unacceptable behaviour.
(basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
A foul that does not involve contact with an opponent; a foul that involves unsportsman-like conduct by a player, coach or non-player; or a contact foul committed by a player while the ball is dead.