(Greek: many, much; excessive; abnormal amount, profuse, ample, large quantity; multiple, abundant, numerous)
Don’t confuse this poly- with another -poly which means “to sell”.
2. The belief in a multiplicity of souls in one person.
3. The belief in a multiplicity of spiritual beings as the causes of natural phenomena.
4. A belief that humans have several souls or modes of intelligence.
2. Simultaneous inflammation of a large number of the spinal nerves marked by paralysis, pain, and the wasting away of muscles.
2. Structuring of information based upon the notion of scope, which may be understood as a viewpoint or a way of looking and analyzing something.
Polyscopic information is presented in terms of different aspects which intuitively correspond to "sides" or "angles of looking". The aspects may reflect different reader categories, ways of looking at the subject, etc.
To see the naturalness of the polyscopic presentation, it is useful to think of inspecting a hand-held object. Naturally, a person uses the capacity of the hand to turn the object at different angles and take it closer or farther from the eye to explore the object.
In a similar way, polyscopic information structuring facilitates the active exploration of a presented subject.
Polyscopic information structuring supports "holistic" or "multiple-perspective" thinking. This way of thinking is especially relevant in the post-industrial era, where it has become increasingly important that both technical, socio-cultural, political, and other aspects of an issue be taken into account in decision making.
In a similar way, the polyscopic structuring of information also supports active, exploratory learning.
2. Etymology: from Late Greek polysemantos, having many meanings; based on the prefix poly, "many" +semainein, "to mean", from sema, "sign".
2. A word or phrase, or words and phrases, with multiple, related meanings.
2. The capability of words to assume various new meanings without losing the older meaning or meanings.
When a word or phrase has several meanings, you can describe that word as a polysemous term.
One word that's famously polysemous is "bank."