[pol-ee-rith-uh m] /ˈpɒl iˌrɪð əm/
the simultaneous occurrence of sharply contrasting within a composition.
(music) of or relating to polyrhythm; characterized by different rhythms
(music) a style of composition in which each part exhibits different rhythms
1883, from poly- + rhythmic.
1911, probably a back formation from polyrhythmic.
[pol-ee-rahy-buh-sohm] /ˌpɒl iˈraɪ bəˌsoʊm/ noun, Biology. 1. . /ˌpɒlɪˈraɪbəˌsəʊm/ noun 1. (biochem) an assemblage of ribosomes associated with a messenger RNA molecule, involved in peptide synthesis Also called polysome polyribosome pol·y·ri·bo·some (pŏl’ē-rī’bə-sōm’) n. A cluster of ribosomes connected by a strand of mRNA and functioning as a unit in protein synthesis. Also called polysome.
[pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a carbohydrate, as starch, inulin, or cellulose, containing more than three monosaccharide units per molecule, the units being attached to each other in the manner of acetals, and therefore capable of hydrolysis by acids or enzymes to monosaccharides. /ˌpɒlɪˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/ noun 1. any one of a […]
noun 1. Informal. . [pol-ee sahy] /ˈpɒl i ˈsaɪ/ noun, Informal. 1. political science: to major in poli sci. political science
adjective having more than one meaning; having multiple meanings; also called polysemous Examples Set is a good example of a polysemic word.