Meaning of “polytechnic” in the English Dictionary

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"polytechnic" in British English

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polytechnicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɒl.ɪˈtek.nɪk/ us /ˌpɑː.lɪˈtek.nɪk/ informal poly

(especially in Britain before 1992) a college where students study for degrees, especially in technical subjects, or train for particular types of work:

a polytechnic student/course
I considered applying to university, but I eventually decided to go to the local poly.
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(Definition of “polytechnic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"polytechnic" in American English

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polytechnicnoun [ C ]

us /ˌpɑl·ɪˈtek·nɪk/

(Definition of “polytechnic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)