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pol·y·glot / ˈpäliˌglät/ • adj. knowing or using several languages: a polyglot career woman. ∎  (of a book) having the text translated into several languages: polyglot and bilingual technical dictionaries. • n. a person who knows and is able to use several languages. DERIVATIVES: pol·y·glot·ism / -ˌglätˌizəm/ n.