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Definition of "polytechnic" [pol•y•tech•nic]

  • Offering, receiving, or dealing with instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences: a polytechnic institute. (adjective)
  • A school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts and applied sciences. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polytechnic" in a sentence
  • "I got to know about this series through my lecturer Mr. Lau who thought me scriptwriting in polytechnic."
  • "John Kadzanja, registrar of the polytechnic, which is part of the University of Malawi, told AFP the decision to close down had been taken to avoid deaths."
  • "Thus, when today we talk about this hospital being inaugurated and talk about this health polytechnic, which is already is in operation, and talk about this school of medicine whose construction has begun."