Plastic definitions

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Capable of being shaped or formed.

Plastic material such as clay.

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Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling.

The plastic art of sculpture.

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Having the qualities of sculpture; well-formed.
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Giving form or shape to a substance.

The plastic forces that create and wear down a mountain range.

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Easily influenced; impressionable.
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Made of a plastic or plastics.

A plastic garden hose.

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Capable of undergoing continuous deformation without rupture or relaxation.
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Marked by artificiality or superficiality.

A plastic world of fad, hype, and sensation.

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Molding or shaping matter; formative.
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Of or obtained by means of credit cards.

Plastic money.

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In a flexible or changing state; impressionable.
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Any of various organic compounds produced by polymerization, capable of being molded, extruded, cast into various shapes and films, or drawn into filaments used as textile fibers.
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Dealing with molding or modeling, as in sculpture.
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A credit card or credit cards.

Would accept cash or plastic in payment.

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Of or designating a credit card or credit cards, or credit based on their use.
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Forming; growing; changing; developing.

Metaplastic.

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Capable of readily changing or adapting in form, physiology, or behavior.
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Capable of continuous and permanent change of shape in any direction without breaking apart.
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Forming, developing.

Homoplastic.

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Of or relating to (a given noun ending in -plasm, -plast, or -plasty)

Rhinoplastic.

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Any of various nonmetallic compounds, synthetically produced, usually from organic compounds by polymerization, which can be molded into various forms and hardened, or formed into pliable sheets or films, fibers, flexible or hard foams, etc. for commercial use.
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Something made of plastic.
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A credit card or credit cards, or credit based on their use.
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The definition of plastic is able to be shaped, or made of man made polymers.

An example of something plastic is Play-Doh modeling compound.

An example of something plastic is a bottle made of man made polymers.

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Plastic is an organic compound produced from man made polymers, or slang for a credit card.
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The first plastic was invented in 1855 by Alexander Parkes who invented an imitation ivory out of cellulose that he deemed Parkesine. This material, the first cellulose-based plastic would later be known as celluloid.
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In 1909 synthetic plastics made from chemicals such as formaldehyde and phenol were invented by the Belgian-American inventor Leo Baekeland. They eventually became known as Bakelite. It was much less flammable than cellulose, more durable, and easier to produce.
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PVC, often used to make pipes, was first plasticized in the mid-1920s and became a popular replacement for other plastics. It can be made thin and extremely pliable, for use in products such as shrink wrap.
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Styrofoam was invented in the early 1940s.

An example of something plastic is a water bottle.

An example of plastic is a Visa credit card.

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Capable of being molded or formed into a shape.
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(archaic) Any solid but malleable substance.
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Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant. [from 17th c.]
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Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material. [from 19th c.]
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Any of numerous substances that can be shaped and molded when subjected to heat or pressure. Plastics are easily shaped because they consist of long-chain molecules known as polymers, which do not break apart when flexed. Plastics are usually artificial resins but can also be natural substances, as in certain cellular derivatives and shellac. Plastics can be pressed into thin layers, formed into objects, or drawn into fibers for use in textiles. Most do not conduct electricity well, are low in density, and are often very tough. Polyvinyl chloride, methyl methacrylate, and polystyrene are plastics.
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A synthetic, thermoplastic, solid, hydrocarbon-based polymer.
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(medicine, now rare) Producing tissue. [from 17th c.]
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Made of plastic. [from 20th c.]
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Capable of being shaped or formed.

Plastic material such as clay.

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Any similar synthetic material, not necessarily thermoplastic.
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(dated) Creative, formative. [from 17th c.]
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Inferior or not the real thing; ersatz. [from 20th c.]
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(colloquial) Credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.
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(biology) Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability. [from 19th c.]
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(slang) Fake, snobbish. Usually refers to a person.
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(slang) Fakeness, or a person who is fake or arrogant, or believes that they are better than the rest of the population.
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Origin of plastic

Latin plasticus from Greek plastikos from plastos molded from plassein to mold pelə-2 in Indo-European roots