polytechnic

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Etymology[edit]

1805, from French École Polytechnique, engineering school founded 1794 in Paris; from Greek polytekhnos "skilled in many arts," from polys "many" (see poly-) + tekhne "art" (see technic).

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polytechnic (comparative more polytechnic, superlative most polytechnic)

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

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Noun[edit]

polytechnic (plural polytechnics)

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

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