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Polish notation

  

      n   a logical notation that dispenses with the need for brackets by writing the logical constants as operators preceding their arguments  
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polish  
      vb  
1    to make or become smooth and shiny by rubbing, esp. with wax or an abrasive  
2    tr   to make perfect or complete  
3    to make or become elegant or refined  
      n  
4    a finish or gloss  
5    the act of polishing or the condition of having been polished  
6    a substance used to produce a smooth and shiny, often protective surface  
7    elegance or refinement, esp. in style, manner, etc.,   (See also)        polish off       polish up  
     (C13 polis, from Old French polir, from Latin polire to polish)  
  polishable      adj  
  polisher      n  


French polish  
      n  
1    a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol  
2    the gloss finish produced by repeated applications of this polish  
French-polish  
      vb   to treat with French polish or give a French polish (to)  
nail polish   , varnish   ,   (U.S.)   enamel  
      n   a quick-drying lacquer applied to colour the nails or make them shiny or esp. both  
Polish  
      adj  
1    of, relating to, or characteristic of Poland, its people, or their language  
      n  
2    the official language of Poland, belonging to the West Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family  
Polish Corridor  
      n   the strip of land through E Pomerania providing Poland with access to the sea (1919--39), given to her in 1919 in the Treaty of Versailles, and separating East Prussia from the rest of Germany. It is now part of Poland  
Polish notation  
      n   a logical notation that dispenses with the need for brackets by writing the logical constants as operators preceding their arguments  
polish off  
      vb   tr, adv  
Informal  
1    to finish or process completely  
2    to dispose of or kill; eliminate  
polish up  
      vb   adv  
1    to make or become smooth and shiny by polishing  
2    when intr, foll by: on   to study or practise until adept at; improve  
polish up your spelling, he's polishing up on his German     
spit and polish  
      n  
Informal   punctilious attention to neatness, discipline, etc., esp. in the armed forces  

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polish

  

      vb  
1    brighten, buff, burnish, clean, furbish, rub, shine, smooth, wax  
2    brush up, correct, cultivate, emend, enhance, finish, improve, perfect, refine, touch up  
      n  
3    brightness, brilliance, finish, glaze, gloss, lustre, sheen, smoothness, sparkle, veneer  
4    varnish, wax  
5      (figurative)   breeding, class     (informal)   elegance, finesse, finish, grace, politesse, refinement, style, suavity, urbanity  


polish off  
1    consume, down, eat up, finish, put away, shift     (informal)   swill, wolf  
2    blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (informal)   dispose of, do away with, do in     (slang)   eliminate, get rid of, kill, liquidate, murder, take out     (slang)  

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