noun (plural polys) Usage: often attributive Etymology: short for polymer Date: 1942 a polymerized plastic or something made of this; especially a polyester fiber, fabric, or garment

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  • poly — poly·acrylate; poly·acrylic; poly·acrylonitrile; poly·act; poly·actinal; poly·adel·phia; poly·adel·phous; poly·allel; poly·alphabetic; poly·amide; poly·amine; poly·an·dria; poly·an·dric; poly·an·drist; poly·an·dri·um; poly·an·drous; poly·an·dry;… …   English syllables

  • poly- — ♦ Élément, du gr. polus « nombreux; abondant » (⇒ multi , pluri ). ⊗ CONTR. Mon(o) , uni . ● poly Préfixe, du grec polus, nombreux, indiquant la multiplicité. (En chimie, indique qu un composé possède plusieurs fonctions, différentes ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Poly — Po ly, n. [L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr. ?.] (Bot.) A whitish woolly plant ({Teucrium Polium}) of the order {Labiat[ae]}, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poly- — Pol y [See {Full}, a.] A combining form or prefix from Gr. poly s, many; as, polygon, a figure of many angles; polyatomic, having many atoms; polychord, polyconic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poly- — Präfix viel (z.B. polygam, Polyhistor) erw. bildg. ( ) Beschreibung von Affixen. Wurde in griechischen Entlehnungen ins Deutsche übernommen; sein Ursprung ist gr. polý. In den Fachsprachen beschränkt produktiv. ✎ Cottez (1980), 342f. griechisch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • poly- — comb. form meaning many, much, from Gk. poly , combining form of polys much (plural polloi); cognate with L. plus, from PIE root *ple (Cf. Skt. purvi much, prayah mostly; Avestan perena , O.Pers. paru much; Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • poły — poły* {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}ZOB. na poły {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • poly- — [päl′i, päl′ə, päl′ē] [ModL < Gr poly < polys, much, many < IE * pelu, large amount < base * pel , to pour, fill > FULL1] combining form 1. much, many, more than one [polychromatic] 2. more than usual, excessive [polyphagia] 3. in… …   English World dictionary

  • poly- — См. поли . (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Poly... — Poly... (gr.), viel..., in Menge …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Poly... — Poly... (griech.), »viel«, kommt in zahlreichen Zusammensetzungen vor …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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