American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Offering, receiving, or dealing with instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences: a polytechnic institute.
- n. A school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts and applied sciences.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Concerning or comprehending many arts: noting specifically educational institutions in which instruction is given in many arts, more particularly with reference to their practical application.
- n. An exhibition of objects belonging to the industrial arts and manufactures
- n. An educational institution, especially for instruction in technical subjects. A number of such institutions are in successful operation in London.
- adj. that teaches applied arts and sciences rather than academic subjects
- n. An educational institute that teaches applied arts and sciences rather than academic subjects
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 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.
- n. a technical school offering instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences
- poly- + technic (Wiktionary)
“I got to know about this series through my lecturer Mr. Lau who thought me scriptwriting in polytechnic.”
“John Kadzanja, registrar of the polytechnic, which is part of the University of Malawi, told AFP the decision to close down had been taken to avoid deaths.”
“Thus, when today we talk about this hospital being inaugurated and talk about this health polytechnic, which is already is in operation, and talk about this school of medicine whose construction has begun.”
“It led free-thinking historians to a ridiculous exaggeration of Jeanne's intellectual faculties, to the absurdity of attributing military talent to her and to the substitution of a kind of polytechnic phenomenon for the fifteenth century's artless marvel.”
“polytechnic" and "specialized;" an odd turn, which became possible because the technology is efficient enough to let people do today more things than it was possible in the past.”
“Dimitris Hadzisokratis, who led the occupation of Athens polytechnic in 1973, a heroic moment of resistance that began the overthrow of Greece's military junta, is now the leader of the Greek Democratic Left party.”
“The 58-year-old Safar holds a doctorate in agricultural sciences from a French polytechnic center and was the dean of Damascus University's agricultural faculty from 1997-2000.”
“The country has around 7,500 technical institutes for higher education and only 2,500 polytechnic institutes, according to data available with the All India Council for Technical Education, the technical education regulator.”
“Yes, but AFTER he got his doctorate at Zurich polytechnic.”
“At that time, one generation ago, I was involved in admissions to an engineering department in a polytechnic and we were turning down for HND, never mind our BEng, candidates much stronger than those being accepted for many degree courses today.”
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