[pol-ee-an-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈæn ə/
an excessively or blindly optimistic person.
(often lowercase). Also, Pollyannaish. unreasonably or illogically optimistic:
some pollyanna notions about world peace.
a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic
“one who finds cause for gladness in the most difficult situations,” 1921, a reference to Pollyanna Whittier, child heroine of U.S. novelist Eleanor Hodgman Porter’s “Pollyanna” (1913) and “Pollyanna Grows Up” (1915), who was noted for keeping her chin up during disasters.
(1913) A children’s book by the American author Eleanor H. Porter. The title character is an orphan girl who, despite the difficulties of her life, is always extremely cheerful.
Note: A “Pollyanna” remains excessively sweet-tempered and optimistic even in adversity.
An irrepressibly cheery person; undaunted optimist: or were we all a crowd of Pollyannas?
[1913+; fr the title and heroine of a novel by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, 1868–1920]
[pol-ee-kon-den-sey-shuh n] /ˌpɒl iˌkɒn dɛnˈseɪ ʃən/ noun, Chemistry. 1. formation of a polymer by chemical with the elimination of a small molecule, such as water.
polyclonia pol·y·clo·ni·a (pŏl’ē-klō’nē-ə) n. See myoclonus multiplex.
[pol-ee-kon-ik] /ˌpɒl iˈkɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or utilizing two or more cones.
noun, Cartography. 1. a conic projection in which the parallels are arcs of circles that are not concentric but are equally spaced along the central straight meridian, all other meridians being curves equally spaced along the parallels. /ˌpɒlɪˈkɒnɪk/ noun 1. a type of conic projection in which the parallels are not concentric and all meridians […]