Vinyl meaning

vīnəl
A resin or plastic formed from a polymerized vinyl compound.
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Phonograph records made of vinyl plastic, carbon black, etc.
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The group C2 H3 , derived from ethylene.
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Any of various chemical compounds, typically highly reactive, that contain this group and are used in making plastics.
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(chemistry, uncountable) The univalent radical CH2=CH−, derived from ethylene.
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(countable) Any of various compounds and substances containing the vinyl radical, especially various tough, flexible, shiny plastics.
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(collectively, uncountable) Phonograph records as a medium.

Many DJs prefer vinyl to CDs.

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(chemistry) Containing the vinyl radical.
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Vinyl is a plastic made from a chemical, or slang for a record.

An example of a vinyl is a covering for furniture.

An example of a vinyl is an old Frank Sinatra record.

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The univalent hydrocarbon group CH2 =CH, derived from ethylene.
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Any of various compounds containing the vinyl group, typically highly reactive, easily polymerized, and used as basic materials for plastics.
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Any of various typically tough, flexible, shiny plastics, often used for coverings and clothing.
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Phonograph records considered as a group.

A secondhand store that buys and sells vinyl.

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The monovalent radical CH2:CH characteristic of many derivatives of ethylene, its hydride.
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Any of various plastics made of vinyl, typically tough, flexible, and shiny, often used in upholstery and clothing.
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  • In the medium of phonograph recordings:
    An old song available only on vinyl.
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Origin of vinyl

  • vin(i)– –yl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition