Origin of polytechnic
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Historical Examples of polytechnic
The guard-house of the Polytechnic School overflowed with people.
Frederick urged a pupil of the Polytechnic School to interfere.
He exhibited a model of his invention at the Polytechnic Institution.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
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Instead of going to the Polytechnic he practised with his dumb-bells in the back bedroom.
The galleries themselves were packed with members of the Polytechnic and their friends.
Word Origin for polytechnic
1805, "pertaining to instruction in many (technical) subjects," from French École Polytechnique, engineering school founded 1794 (as École des Travaux publics) in Paris; from Greek polytekhnos "skilled in many arts," from polys "many" (see poly-) + tekhne "art" (see techno-). As a noun (short for polytechnic institution) from 1836.