The definition of plastic is able to be shaped, or made of man made polymers.(adjective)
Plastic is an organic compound produced from man made polymers, or slang for a credit card.
See plastic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L plasticus < Gr plastikos < plassein, to form, prob. < IE base *plā-, flat, to smooth out > plain
Origin: < Gr plastikos: see plastic
See plastic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin plasticus
Origin: , from Greek plastikos
Origin: , from plastos, molded
Origin: , from plassein, to mold; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Greek plastikos, fit for molding; see plastic.
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