plastic

A man-made substance which can be moulded under heat and pressure and which hardens on cooling. The first usable plastic -Celluloid - was developed in the USA c. 1863, and used for making dolls' heads and bodies and also in both the USA and in Europe for various objects such as combs and cutlery handles, but it was brittle and highly inflammable. C …...

Plastic

Plastic is slang for superficially attractive yet unoriginal or artificial.
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Plastic

Note 1: The use of this term instead of polymer is a source of confusion and thus is not recommended. Note 2: This term is used in polymer engineering for materials often compounded that can be processed by flow. }} A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically org...
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Plastic

Describes a bird which has escaped from captivity, compared with a wild or indigenous bird.
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Plastic

refers to a material that is molded.
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Plastic

What most people think of when they think of polymers. Strictly speaking, a plastic is a polymeric material that can be molded into different shapes when heated (a thermoplastic) - this is true for most of the materials mentioned on this website, including poly(styrene), nylon66, PVC, and PET. Some misguided people say nasty things about plastic, b...
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Plastic

a solid material in the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular wight.
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plastic

[adj] - capable of being influenced or formed 2. [adj] - used of the imagination 3. [n] - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
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Plastic

A solid material in the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular weight. See also: Acetic Anhydride, Bakelite, Polymethyl Methacrylate Resin, Polystyrene, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Polyvinyl Acetate, Thermoplastic.
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plastic

General name for a large family of materials used widely in product manufacturing from the 20th century. Examples from before 1939 include the familiar celluloid and Bakelite but after 1945 plastics...
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plastic

a solid material in the primary ingredient of which is an organic polymer of high molecular wight.
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plastic

-plas'tic (-plăs'tĭk). [ Greek ... fit for molding, plastic, from ... to mold, to form.] A combining form signifying developing , forming , growing ; as, hetero plastic , mono plastic , poly plastic .
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Plastic

Plas'tic (plăs'tĭk) adjective [ Latin plasticus , Greek ..., from ... to form, mold: confer French plastique .] 1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. Prior. « See plastic Natur...
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plastic

1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. 'See plastic Nature working to his end.' (Pope) ... 2. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child. ... 3. Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or m...
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plastic

pliant adjective capable of being influenced or formed; `the plastic minds of children`; `a pliant nature`
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plastic

(plas´tik) tending to build up tissues or to restore a lost part. capable of being molded. a high-molecular-weight polymeric material, usually organic, capable of being molded, extruded, drawn, or otherwise shaped and then hardened into a form. material that can be molded.
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Plastic

• (a.) Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child. • (n.) a substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives orig...
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plastic

polymeric material that has the capability of being molded or shaped, usually by the application of heat and pressure. This property of plasticity, ... [38 related articles]
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Plastic

A condition of freshly mixed concrete. mortar or cement -paste indicating that it is workable and readily re-moldable, is cohesive, and has an ample content of fines and cement but is not over wet.
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Plastic

A condition of freshly mixed concrete such that it is readily remoldable and workable, cohesive, and has an ample content of cement and fines, but is not over-wet.
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plastic

a material which contains as an essential ingredient a high polymer and which at some stage in its processing into finished products can be shaped by flow NOTE - Elastomeric materials, which are also shaped by flow, are not considered as plastics.
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plastic

resin or polymer suitable for moulding disks by application of heat to the mould cavity
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plastic

A material that can be molded (at least in production) into desired shapes. A few natural plastics are known, e.g., bitumen, resins, and rubber, but almost all are manmade, mainly from petrochemicals, and are available with a vast range of useful properties: hardness, elasticity, transparency, tough...
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plastic

plastic, any organic material with the ability to flow into a desired shape when heat and pressure are applied to it and to retain the shape when they are withdrawn.Sections in this article:IntroductionComposition and Types of PlasticMolding of PlasticEnvironmental ConsiderationsDevelopment of Plast...
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Plastic

The effect of relief obtained by the nuance of light and shade. -- L.V.
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