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ˌpɒl iˈtɛk nɪkPo·ly·tech·nic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polytechnic institute, polytechnic, engineering schoolnoun

    a technical school offering instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences


  1. polytechnicnoun

    An educational institute that teaches applied arts and sciences rather than academic subjects

  2. polytechnicadjective

    that teaches applied arts and sciences rather than academic subjects

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polytechnicadjective

    comprehending, or relating to, many arts and sciences; -- applied particularly to schools in which many branches of art and science are taught with especial reference to their practical application; also to exhibitions of machinery and industrial products

  2. Etymology: [Gr. poly`technos; poly`s many + te`chnh an art: cf. F. polytechnique.]


  1. Polytechnic

    Polytechnic are an indie-rock band based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester, England.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polytechnic

    -al, pol-i-tek′nik, -al, adj. comprehending many arts.—n. an exhibition of objects illustrating many arts: an institution in which many arts are taught.—ns. Polytech′nics, the science of the mechanical arts; Polytech′nique, or Polytechnic school, an industrial school in which the technical sciences that rest in great part upon a mathematical basis, such as engineering, architecture, &c., are taught. [Gr. polys, many, technē, an art.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Polytechnic

    An institute or academy of the Arts, so called from the Greek polys, many, and techne, art.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Polytechnic' in Nouns Frequency: #1961

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Polytechnic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Polytechnic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. James Hendler:

    These cars don't think in terms we can understand. They can't explain why they did Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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