Poly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Poly (Bot) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poly A species of ger mander, Teucrium Polium, an aromatic herb of southern Europe. The name is also used for some other plants of the genus Teucrium.
    • n poly An element in many compounds of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘many’ or ‘much.’ it is equivalent to multi of Latin origin. It is sometimes, but rarely, used in composition with a word of non-Greek origin, as in polygrooved, polypage.
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Quotations

  • Martin Pitt
    Martin Pitt
    “Politician: From the Greek poly (many) and the French t?te (head or face, as in t?te-?-t?te: head to head or face to face). Hence”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Th' polis, now thoroughly aroused, acted with commindable promptness.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
Roly-poly Pepe had shown himself to be a ruthless killer.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
The Palazzo dei Poli, where Marco was born and died, still stands in the Corte del Milione, in Venice.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
The birds soon vanished, and were succeeded by long roly-poly puddings, which the boys called Goliahs; and they, too, rapidly disappeared.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
A roly-poly spoiled young one, that never will be a woman!
"The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
And Roly Poly Roy you'll see Along the sidewalks stalking.
"The Jingle Book" by Carolyn Wells
Joscelyn shot up through a roly-poly childhood into slim, bewitching girlhood in a chill repressive atmosphere.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They were roly poly, round faced smackers and snoozers.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
I think of a polyanthus, and I say, 'Who will first touch a poly?
"Little Folks (July 1884)" by Various
I'd be a roly-poly myself if I didn't cut off starch and sweets now and then.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Within five minutes the door opened and Poli dragged himself through it.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Drayton's Poly-olbion, quoted above.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Not for a moment did he connect it with the increasing interest that he took in the appearance of the Young Ladies of the Poly.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
If only he were Greek, what a fighter for the Polis he would be.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The roly-poly farmer's wife gave them a feast.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
And do you remember the street that turns off left, the Via Poli?
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Sometimes I found the roly-poly fellow saving hay by eating it, or asleep in the sun on an exposed rock.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
The attempt to make Olympianism a religion of the Polis failed also.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
They established the city-state, or polis.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
A press photographer and a bald roly-poly reporter.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
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In poetry:

"And I speak to you of care-free songs when labour's hour was o'er,
And a woman waiting for your step outside the cabin door,
And of something roly-poly that you took upon your lap,
While you listened for the stumbling, hesitating words, 'Pap, pap.'
"The Voice Of The Banjo" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating a rash of residential burglaries in the neighborhoods surrounding the Cal Poly Campus.
(AP) Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and Gennifer Brandon had 18 points and 11 rebounds Monday night as No 11 California rolled past Cal Poly 87-61.
Cal Poly Mustangs at Nevada Wolf Pack.
LIVE – UCSB Men's Soccer Season Finale vs Cal Poly.
00pm on Saturday, November 2nd, the UCSB Soccer team will take on conference rival Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Dylan Royer and Chris Eversley scored 15 points each to lead Cal Poly to an 89-43 win against Menlo College on Saturday night.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California — Dylan Royer and Chris Eversley scored 15 points each to lead Cal Poly to an 89-43 win against Menlo College on Saturday night.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating a rash of residential burglaries in the neighborhoods surrounding the Cal Poly Campus .
Oklahoma St 90, Cal Poly 59.
Two former Cal Poly students learn their punishment for the 2008 hazing death of Carson Starkey.
A group of four Cal Poly students studying Food and Nutrition donated a gingerbread castle to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.
Third time is the charm for Pasadena Poly boys.
The third time was the charm for the Pasadena Poly High School boys' water polo team.
How much might the poly- chip market be worth.
Clovis North vs Long Beach Poly in regional.
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In science:

With Nick Wormald (in preparation), it is shown that the mixing time for simple random walk on G(n, c/n), c > 1 is poly-logarithmic in n.
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
As mentioned above, the following interpretation of the poly-multifractal spectrum holds.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
The role of poly(A) in the translation and stability of mRNA.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Quantum solution to the hidden subgroup problem for poly-near-Hamiltonian groups.
On the Power of Random Bases in Fourier Sampling: Hidden Subgroup Problem in the Heisenberg Group
They stated this result only for constant p but their proof shows that λ(G) ≤ O(√np) also when p ≥ poly log n/n. 2.
Pseudo-random graphs
Call B (a, γ ) an open poly-disc of dimensions γ .
Integration in valued fields
Key words and phrases. residual solvability, generalized free products, nilpotent groups, abelianization, generalized central products, poly-residual solvability.
On the residual solvability of generalized free products of finitely generated nilpotent groups
Since a poly-residually solvable groups can not have a perfect subgroup, G is not poly-residually solvable.
On the residual solvability of generalized free products of finitely generated nilpotent groups
Let us recall the definition of a poly-property.
On the residual solvability of generalized free products of finitely generated nilpotent groups
A group G is termed poly-X if it has at least one poly-X series.
On the residual solvability of generalized free products of finitely generated nilpotent groups
As noted in , because the previous proof does not rely on the uniformity of the learning algorithm and because BPP ⊆ P/poly, the proof also applies to randomized algorithms.
On Learning Thresholds of Parities and Unions of Rectangles in Random Walk Models
Ehrhart, E.: Polynˆomes arithm´etiques et m´ethode des poly`edres en combinatoire, Birkh¨auser Verlag, Basel, 1977, International Series of Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 35.
Non-genericity of infinitesimal variations of Hodge structures arising in some geometric contexts
Thus, for a polytope of volume at least 1 contained in a ball of radius at most poly(n), with at most poly(n) facets, we have var kX k2 = Ω(n/ log n).
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
In particular this holds for any isotropic polytope with at most poly(n) facets.
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
Our lower bound (Theorem 6) shows that the conjecture is nearly tight for isotropic polytopes with at most poly(n) facets and they might be the limiting case.
Dispersion of Mass and the Complexity of Randomized Geometric Algorithms
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