Definitions for polyˈpɒl i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pol•yˈpɒl i(n.)(pl.)pol•ies.

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal, Textiles

    Ref: polyester (def. 2). 2

  2. a garment made of polyester.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of poly:

by shortening


  1. a combining form with the meanings “much, many” and, in the names of chemical compounds, “polymeric”:

    polyandry; polyethylene.

    Category: Affix

Origin of poly-:

< Gk, comb. form repr. polýs; akin to OE fela many. See plus


  1. polytechnic.


  1. poly(Noun)

    Short form of polytechnic.

  2. poly(Noun)

    Short form of polyethylene (polythene).

  3. poly(Noun)

    Short form of polygon.

  4. poly(Noun)

    of polyester.

    a cotton-poly blend

  5. poly(Noun)

    Short form of polyamory.

  6. poly(Noun)

    A polyamorous person.

  7. poly(Adjective)

    Made of polyethylene (polythene).

    poly bag

  8. poly(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Poly(noun)

    a whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus


  1. poly

    Polycaprolactone is a biodegradable polyester with a low melting point of around 60°C and a glass transition temperature of about −60 °C. The most common use of polycaprolactone is in the manufacture of speciality polyurethanes. Polycaprolactones impart good water, oil, solvent and chlorine resistance to the polyurethane produced. This polymer is often used as an additive for resins to improve their processing characteristics and their end use properties. Being compatible with a range of other materials, PCL can be mixed with starch to lower its cost and increase biodegradability or it can be added as a polymeric plasticizer to PVC. Polycaprolactone is also used for splinting, modeling, and as a feedstock for prototyping systems such as a 3D Printer, where it is used for Fused Filament Fabrication.

Translations for poly

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fine grains of earth, sand etc

The furniture was covered in dust.

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