Thermoplastic meaning

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Becoming soft when heated and hard when cooled.
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A thermoplastic resin, such as polystyrene or polyethylene.
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Becoming or remaining soft and moldable when subjected to heat.
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A thermoplastic substance.
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Of or relating to a compound that can be repeatedly made soft and hard through heating and cooling. Polyethylene and polystyrene are thermoplastic resins.
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A polymer material that becomes pliable with heat, and with sufficient temperature, a liquid. When cooled, thermoplastics return to solid. There are more than 40 types, including acrylic, polypropylene, polycarbonate and polyethylene. Dating back to the mid-1800s, celluloid was the first thermoplastic, which remained popular until the mid-1900s. See thermoset and 3D printing.
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A plastic with this property.
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Origin of thermoplastic

  • thermo- +"Ž plastic

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