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n.1.The science of the mechanic arts.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At last they gave it up as hopeless, and shook the dust of the shorthand schools, and the polytechnics, and the London School of Economics from their feet for ever.
On the piteous spectacle of the pair spending their evenings in shorthand schools and polytechnic classes, learning bookkeeping and typewriting with incipient junior clerks, male and female, from the elementary schools, let me not dwell.
Petersburg, or yet with the Travellers' Club, or even the Royal Polytechnic Institute, where his friend the statistician Cockburn ruled in state.
He exhibited a model of his invention at the Polytechnic Institution.
He had at once declared for a military life, and had in consequence studied hard, passed brilliantly through the Polytechnic School, and left it as sub-lieutenant of the 53d of the line.
What is the rank of your polytechnic among other polytechnics in the country?
'I hereby count on the support of the staff, students and the polytechnic community toward efforts to achieve our goals and make the institution the envy of other polytechnics and the cynosure of all eyes in the country,' she said.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Polytechnic, Ibadan has emerged as the third best winner in the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers -NIMechE Innovation Challenge(NIC )2.0 Project Competition, beating their counterparts from universities and polytechnics in Nigeria and Ghana.