What does poly mean?

Definitions for polyˈpɒl i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word poly.


  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

  2. Origin: [L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr. .]


  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.

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  1. POLY

    What does POLY stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the POLY acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kobe Bryant:

    What’s up Poly High? i’ve got a very special message for my man Banks.

  2. Larry Hardiman:

    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

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