Polier

poly

[pol-ee]
noun, plural polies.
1.
Informal. polyester ( def 2 ): a blend of poly and cotton.
2.
a fabric or garment made of polyester.
adjective
3.
made of or containing polyester: a poly swimsuit.

Origin:
by shortening

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poly (ˈpɒlɪ)
 
n , pl polys
1.  informal short for polytechnic
 
adj
2.  informal short for polyester
3.  informal short for polythene

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poly-
comb. form meaning "many, much," from Gk. poly-, combining form of polys "much" (plural polloi); cognate with L. plus, from PIE base *ple- (cf. Skt. purvi "much," prayah "mostly;" Avestan perena-, O.Pers. paru "much;" Gk. plethos "people, multitude, great number," pleres "full," polys "much, plenty,"
ploutos "wealth," plethein "be full;" Lith. pilus "full, abundant;" O.C.S. plunu; Goth. filu "much," O.N. fjöl-, O.E. fela, feola "much, many;" O.E. folgian; O.Ir. lan, Welsh llawn "full;" O.Ir. il, Welsh elu "much"), probably related to base *pele- "to spread."
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poly- pref.

  1. More than one; many; much: polyatomic.

  2. More than usual; excessive; abnormal: polydipsia.

  3. Polymer; polymeric: polyethylene.

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poly-  
A prefix meaning "many," as in polygon, a figure having many sides. In chemistry, it is used to form the names of polymers by being attached to the name of the base unit of which the polymer is made, as in polysaccharide, a polymer made of repeating simple sugars (monosaccharides).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
poly
polyester fiber
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