Vinyl is a plastic made from a chemical, or slang for a record.noun
- An example of a vinyl is a covering for furniture.
- An example of a vinyl is an old Frank Sinatra record.
- the monovalent radical CH:CH characteristic of many derivatives of ethylene, its hydride
- a resin or plastic formed from a polymerized vinyl compound
- Informal phonograph records made of vinyl plastic, carbon black, etc.
Origin: < L vinum, wine (see vine) + -yl
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- The univalent chemical radical CH2CH, derived from ethylene.
- Any of various compounds containing the vinyl radical, typically highly reactive, easily polymerized, and used as basic materials for plastics.
- Any of various typically tough, flexible, shiny plastics, often used for coverings and clothing.
- Phonograph records considered as a group: a secondhand store that buys and sells vinyl.
Origin: vin(i)- + -yl.
- vi·nylˈic adjective
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- The group C2H3, derived from ethylene.
- Any of various chemical compounds, typically highly reactive, that contain this group and are used in making plastics.
- Any of various plastics made of vinyl, typically tough, flexible, and shiny, often used in upholstery and clothing.
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