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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms;
- Example: "polymorphous crystallization"
[syn: polymorphous, polymorphic]

2. relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population;
- Example: "a polymorphic species"
[syn: polymorphic, polymorphous]

3. having or occurring in several distinct forms;
- Example: "man is both polymorphic and polytypic"
- Example: "a polymorphous god"
[syn: polymorphic, polymorphous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Polymorphic \Pol`y*mor"phic\, a. Polymorphous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

polymorphic adj 1: relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization" [syn: polymorphous, polymorphic] 2: relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species" [syn: polymorphic, polymorphous] 3: having or occurring in several distinct forms; "man is both polymorphic and polytypic"; "a polymorphous god" [syn: polymorphic, polymorphous]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

polymorphism polymorphic The ability to leave parts of a type in a typed language unspecified. The term has three distinct uses: * Parametric polymorphism refers to the use of type variables in a strongly typed language. * Overloading, sometimes called ad-hoc polymorphism, means using the same syntax for different types. * object-orientated polymorphism allows a variable to refer to objects whose class is not known at compile time. (2014-01-05)