Part of speech: adjective

Embracing many arts.

Part of speech: noun

A school of applied science and the industrial arts.

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Usage examples "polytechnic":

  1. At the head of them is the Polytechnic School, of which I have already spoken. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
  2. It was likewise at the camp of Boulogne that, by a decree emanating from his individual will, he destroyed the noblest institution of the Republic, the Polytechnic School, by converting it into a purely military academy. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. I inquired for the polytechnic candidate, but he was gone, like the Greek and Roman gods. - "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.