poly

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

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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of various words.

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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Noun[edit]

poly

  1. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the order 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, f (plural polys)

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