polytechnic

adjective
poly·​tech·​nic | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈtek-nik How to pronounce polytechnic (audio) \

Definition of polytechnic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or devoted to instruction in many technical arts or applied sciences

polytechnic

noun

Definition of polytechnic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a polytechnic school

Examples of polytechnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Last November, then-CSU Chancellor Timothy White asked Humboldt State to lay out all the details required to become a polytechnic institution. Omar Shaikh Rashad, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 2021 Dixie State officials to reconsider polytechnic moniker. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 June 2021 The 23-campus Cal State system would receive $5.2 billion, including $458 million to transition Humboldt State to a polytechnic campus focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2021 At UW-Stout, the system's polytechnic university, getting back to in-person learning is particularly important because of the number of hands-on, technical courses students take. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2020 Anthony Ocampo, a sociologist and associate professor at Cal Poly Pomona, a polytechnic university in California, explained that the headline also frames the outbreak in a dehumanizing way. NBC News, 8 Feb. 2020 The public polytechnic university, east of Los Angeles, has more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. CBS News, 29 June 2018 Cordero’s father used to teach auto mechanics at the polytechnic school in Cordero’s native Merida. Anne Wallace Allen, idahostatesman, 6 Mar. 2018 Dr. Kaloyeros and Joseph Nicolla of Columbia Development, an Albany-area firm, were accused of colluding to make sure Columbia was awarded contracts to build multiple SUNY Polytechnic projects. Benjamin Weiser, William K. Rashbaum And Vivian Yee, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2016 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun My father is my mother’s professor at the polytechnic. Irina Dumitrescu, Longreads, 17 Nov. 2021 The intake of British students at institutions in the post-1992 group of universities, former polytechnics which offered vocational qualifications, is flat. The Economist, 22 Aug. 2019 Today, Lycée Saint-Exupéry has been enlarged into a polytechnic, the original school supersized with new buildings, while the surrounding neighborhood now looks a shambles. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2019 But there is the danger that the costs will be so high that the university may have to centralize services, narrow its mission and become more like a polytechnic institute. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 1 May 2018 In fact, no Nigerian university or polytechnic even has a planetarium. Tade Ipadeola, Slate Magazine, 23 Mar. 2017 The small convoy wound its way through lush, hilly Kigali, past the fenced campus of the regional polytechnic, and into a quiet neighborhood several miles south of the airport. Pri.org, USA TODAY, 6 July 2017 The small convoy wound its way through lush, hilly Kigali, past the fenced campus of the regional polytechnic, and into a quiet neighborhood several miles south of the airport. Pri.org, USA TODAY, 6 July 2017 The small convoy wound its way through lush, hilly Kigali, past the fenced campus of the regional polytechnic, and into a quiet neighborhood several miles south of the airport. Pri.org, USA TODAY, 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of polytechnic

Adjective

1798, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polytechnic

Adjective

French polytechnique, from Greek polytechnos skilled in many arts, from poly- + technē art — more at technical

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“Polytechnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytechnic. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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polytechnic

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: a college or university that provides training in technical and practical sciences

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