poly

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See also: pöly, póly, poly-, poly., -poly, and полы

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of various words.

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Noun[edit]

poly (plural polys)

  1. Polytechnic.
  2. Polyethylene (polythene).
  3. Polyurethane
  4. (chiefly computer graphics) Polygon.
    • 2009, Andrew Paquette, Computer Graphics for Artists II: Environments and Characters:
      The most common poly budget in use for games at the time of this writing is between 5,000 and 10,000 tris.
  5. (uncountable) Polyester.
    a cotton-poly blend
  6. (chiefly informal) Polyamory.
  7. (chiefly informal) A polyamorous person.

Adjective[edit]

poly (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly informal) Polyamorous.
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Verb[edit]

poly (third-person singular simple present polys, present participle polying, simple past and past participle polyed)

  1. (transitive, video games, roguelikes) To polymorph; to transform by magic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium.

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poly

  1. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the family Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name, with various prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

poly (plural polys)

  1. (slang) Clipping of polytechnique.
  2. (slang) Clipping of polyvalent.

Noun[edit]

poly m or f (plural polys)

  1. (slang) Clipping of polytechnique. (this is itself a clipping of institut polytechnique or école polytechnique)
  2. (slang) Clipping of polyvalente. (this is itself a clipping of institut polyvalent or école polyvalente)