Origin of polymerGerman from Classical Greek polymer?s, of many parts: see poly- and -merous
- An example of a synthetic polymer is plastic.
- An example of a natural polymer is rubber.
Origin of polymerGreek polumerēs consisting of many parts polu- poly- meros part ; see (s)mer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.
- A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (poly, “many") + Î¼ÎÏÎ¿Ï‚ (meros, “part"). Coined in 1833 by JÃ¶ns Jacob Berzelius, although his definition was quite different from ours.
polymer - Computer Definition
(1) Meaning "many parts," it is a material constructed of smaller molecules of the same substance that form larger molecules. For example, plastic is a synthetic polymer, while protein is a natural polymer. See polymer semiconductor.
- The change was impeded by the lack of order in the polymer chains.
- Then give them the components that will make that new creation come to life, such as polymer clay to make board game pieces, parts and accessories for the toy, or a paper making kit to use as their book.
- It is readily transformed into a solid polymer, probably (CH 2: NOH)3.
- Both these compounds on heating give phosphomonamide, PON, of which a polymer (PON) 2 had been described by Oddo (Gazz.
- Heated above its melting point it polymerizes to di-cyandiamide (CN2H2)2, which at 150° C. is transformed into the polymer n-tri-cyantriamide or melamine (CN 2 H 2) 3, the mass solidifying.