Meaning of poly

pol•y

Pronunciation: (pol'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. pol•ies,
—n.
  1. polyester (def. 2): a blend of poly and cotton.
  2. a fabric or garment made of polyester.
—adj.
  1. made of or containing polyester: a poly swimsuit.

poly-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meanings “much, many” and, in chemistry, “polymeric,” used in the formation of compound words: polyandrous; polyculture; polyethylene.

poly.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. polytechnic.
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