<programming language>

1. A polymorphic, block-structured language developed by D.C.J. Matthews at Cambridge in the early 1980s.

["An Overview of the Poly Programming Language", D.C.J. Matthews, in Data Types and Persistence, M.P. Atkinson et al eds, Springer 1988].

2. A language developed at St Andrews University, Scotland.

[Software Practice & Exp, Oct 1986].

3. A polymorphic language used in the referenced book.

["Polymorphic Programming Languages", David M. Harland, Ellis Horwood 1984].

(01 May 2000)

<botany> A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.

Alternative forms: poley.

(05 Feb 2009)