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  • adj. Pertaining to polymathy; acquainted with many branches of learning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to polymathy; acquainted with many branches of learning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by polymathy.


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  • He left his company, now called Harman International Industries , in 2007, and had been spending much of his time teaching at the University of Southern California where he was a professor of polymathic study.

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  • Amidst the polymathic free-for-all, Wonder took many forms.

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  • Yet a more immediate highlight of the program came when Simon, 69, came out with his guitar and the polymathic string player Mark Stewart here on cello to sing a song he wrote just months after Kennedy's assassination in 1963, "The Sound of Silence."

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  • Bueno de Mesquita and Smith are polymathic, drawing on economics, history and political science to make their points.

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  • It is also refreshing, and possibly redemptive, to be reminded of a time when scientists composed poetry as Charles Darwin's polymathic grandfather, Erasmus, did praise of steel and when the idea that agronomy and geology and metallurgy were as vital and as exciting as any of the arts.

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  • The hard truth is that despite Colker's polymathic achievements (she studied and performed as a pianist for 12 years, she tells us in the programme, as well as studying psychology and playing professional volleyball), she has no talent as a choreographer beyond a basic, broad-brush facility.

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  • Despite the fact that she calls herself polymathic in her career, wearing pretty dresses puts her in such a good mood that she says, "Ultimately, I want to be a housewife...wear pretty dresses and carry my kids around in matching outfits."

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  • You watch every first-run episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from episode one through one sixty-eight as a diagnosed autodidactic, polymathic sponge and there's no way something doesn't rub off on you.

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  • Even the most polymathic, dexterous, open-ended individual is, after all, just one guy.

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  • Franklin was a polymathic writer, scientist and soldier who became one of the founding fathers of the United States.

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