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Origin of polytechnic
Examples from the Web for polytechnic
The Polytechnic is almost an exact copy of the front of the Parthenon.The Rulers of the Mediterranean|Richard Harding Davis
But with all allowance for the Polytechnic excursion and the tourist agency, our inertia is still appalling.A Treatise on Parents and Children|George Bernard Shaw
There he spent seven years, and passed his examination for admission to the Polytechnic school.
He claimed to be an authority on the subject of artillery, and got his clothes made by a tailor of the Polytechnic School.Sentimental Education Vol 1|Gustave Flaubert
The Japanese came over to study at the European polytechnic institutes, universities, and military academies.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4)|Richard Muther
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.