Definition of polyptych
: an arrangement of four or more panels (as of a painting) usually hinged and folding together
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Her most famous work is Tribute to the American Working People, a five-paneled polyptych of a factory worker surrounded by scenes of ordinary people.
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Origin and Etymology of polyptych
Greek polyptychos having many folds, from poly- + ptychē fold, from ptyssein to fold
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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