Polycarbonate meaning

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Any of a group of thermoplastics that are linear polyesters of carbonic acid, especially those derived from bisphenol A and phosgene, characterized by high-impact strength, light weight, and flexibility, and used as shatter-resistant substitutes for glass.
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Any of a class of resins, (COOC6H5C(CH3)2C6H5O)n, that are thermoplastic, tough, transparent, and nontoxic and are used in making molded products.
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A category of plastic materials used to make myriad products, including CDs and DVDs.
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(chemistry) Any of a range of polymers of aromatic carbonates; they are used to make light, flexible alternatives to glass. Abbreviation: PC.
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