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polytechnicnoun [C]

 us   /ˌpɑl·ɪˈtek·nɪk/
a ​college where ​studentsstudyscientific and ​technicalsubjects
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polytechnicnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɒl.ɪˈtek.nɪk/  us   /ˌpɑː.lɪ-/ (informal poly)
(​especially in ​Britain before 1992) a ​college where ​studentsstudy for ​degrees, ​especially in ​technicalsubjects, or ​train for ​particulartypes of ​work: a polytechnic ​student/​course I ​consideredapplying to ​university, but I ​eventuallydecided to go to the ​local poly.
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