From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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polytechnicpol‧y‧tech‧nic /ˌpɒlɪˈteknɪk $ ˌpɑː-/ noun [countable] 1 SECSETa type of British college similar to a university, which provided training and degrees in many subjects, and existed until 19932 a word used in the names of high schools or colleges in the US, where you can study technical or scientific subjects Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
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polytechnicThere has been no comparable link in terms of examination syllabuses between schools and polytechnics.Sam is a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.Its influence on the colleges, including the future polytechnics, was also important.They are more likely to study part time, in polytechnics, and to be mature students.Schools, polytechnics and universities all have magazines and newspapers on which you may gain actual experience while still a student.All the polytechnic students were studying on conversion programmes.His head was still chewing over the problems he had discussed with his young students at the polytechnic.It is offered by universities, polytechnics and other colleges of higher education.There is some justification for treating user education in universities, polytechnics and the colleges of further and higher education separately.