a branch of the social sciences concerned with the formulation and implementation of policy in bureaucracies, etc
- Policy wonk
noun an expert in administration or government, esp. one overly concerned with policy details Usage Note slang
/French pɔliɲak/ noun 1. Prince de, title of Auguste Jules Armand Marie de Polignac. 1780–1847, French statesman; prime minister (1829–30) to Charles X: his extreme royalist and ultramontane policies provoked the 1830 revolution and cost Charles X the throne
[pohl] /poʊl/ noun 1. a long, cylindrical, often slender piece of wood, metal, etc.: a telephone pole; a fishing pole. 2. Northeastern U.S. a long, tapering piece of wood or other material that extends from the front axle of a vehicle between the animals drawing it. 3. Nautical. 4. the lane of a racetrack nearest […]
[poh-lee-oh] /ˈpoʊ liˌoʊ/ noun 1. . /ˈpəʊlɪəʊ/ noun 1. short for poliomyelitis n. 1911, abbreviation of poliomyelitis. polio po·li·o (pō’lē-ō’) n. Poliomyelitis.