from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A student or graduate of a polytechnic school.
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And about this time his professor of mathematics remarked of him that “he has the stuff of a polytechnician.”
"But, in his specialty he has profound knowledge; he is always trying to make it more perfect by additions, and he does more than the polytechnician to advance his science" or his art.