Word of the Day


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈlɪθɪk/
Made of several stones; Geology containing several kinds of stone or rock; also figurative (opposed to monolithic).

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Civil Engineer and Architect’s Journal.


Participants in the word of the day exchange have demonstrated that our group is polylithic, with many points of view. I, for example, know I have lots of varied rocks in my head. Yet I am often referred to as “a blockhead”.

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