Rayon meaning

rā'ŏn
Any of several synthetic textile fibers produced by forcing a cellulose solution through fine spinnerets and solidifying the resulting filaments.
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A fabric so woven or knit.
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Any of various textile fibers synthetically produced by pressing cellulose acetate or some other cellulose solution through very small holes and solidifying it in the form of filaments.
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Any of various woven or knitted fabrics made of such fibers.
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A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.
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Alternative spelling of raion.
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Origin of rayon

  • Perhaps from French rayon ray of light (from its sheen) from rai from Old French ray1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French rayon.
    From Wiktionary