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polytechnic

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EtymologyEdit

[1805] From French polytechnique, from the École polytechnique, engineering school founded 1794 in Paris; from Greek πολύτεχνος "skilled in many arts," from πολύς "many" (see poly-) + τέχνη "art" (see technic).

AdjectiveEdit

polytechnic (comparative more polytechnic, superlative most polytechnic)

  1. that teaches applied arts and sciences rather than academic subjects

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NounEdit

polytechnic (plural polytechnics)

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

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