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/vər-zhən se-vən/

v.,n. 1. [techspeak] The action of checking the status of an input line, sensor, or memory location to see if a particular external event has been registered.

2. To repeatedly call or check with someone:

"I keep polling him, but he's not answering his phone; he must be swapped out."

3. To ask.

"Lunch? I poll for a takeout order daily."