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 for polymorphic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Polymorphic \Pol`y*mor"phic\, a.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or
             more different forms; "polymorphous crystallization"
             [syn: polymorphous, polymorphic]
      2: relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of
         individual (independent of sexual differences) in an
         interbreeding population; "a polymorphic species" [syn:
         polymorphic, polymorphous]
      3: having or occurring in several distinct forms; "man is both
         polymorphic and polytypic"; "a polymorphous god" [syn:
         polymorphic, polymorphous]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

      The ability to leave parts of a type in a
     typed language unspecified.  The term has three distinct uses:
     * Parametric polymorphism refers to the use of type variables in
     a strongly typed language.
     * Overloading, sometimes called ad-hoc polymorphism, means
     using the same syntax for different types.
     * object-orientated polymorphism allows a variable to refer to
     objects whose class is not known at compile time.

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