Definition of NYLON

1. Noun. A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers.




2. Noun. A synthetic fabric.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of NYLON

1. Abbreviation. New York-London, a reference to trans-Atlantic life, people who spend time in both cities, a trans-Atlantic culture featuring both cities. ¹

2. Noun. Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer. ¹

3. Noun. (plurale tantum) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of NYLON

1. a synthetic material [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of NYLON

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nyerereite
nyerereites
nyes
nyet
nying
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nylgaus
nylghai
nylghais
nylghau
nylghaus
nylidrin
nylidrin hydrochloride
nylon
nylon stocking
nylonase
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nym
nymph
nymph of the pavé
nymphae
nymphaea
nymphaeum
nymphales
nymphalid

Literary usage of NYLON

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1. Mechanical World and Engineering Record (1881)
"Moulded Nylon in Industry NYLON gears, nylon bearings, nylon washers, and a great variety of other moulded nylon parts are now being used in large ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"The nylon resins listed in paragraph (a) of this section may be safely used to produce articles intended for use in processing, handling, and packaging food ..."

3. Hold Your Ground: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Natural ResourcesNature (1993)
"A major requirement of this type of wall is the jed for "deadman" to anchor the wall. In addition, a avel filter bed wrapped with a nylon filter cloth is ..."

4. New Materials Society, Challenges and Opportunities: New Materials Science ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Polyamides Polyamides (nylon) are long-chain polymers which have recurring amide groups as an integral part of the main polymer chain. ..."

5. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"Most suits use a nylon liner on the inside surface of the neoprene to limit ... Models are available with nylon on both the inner and outer surfaces to ..."

6. Slipstream Stories, Return to the Source by Sonny Spots (2007)
"... rucksack with a matching garment bag, a black duffel bag, a tan garment bag, a black leather briefcase and a large black rectangular nylon roller bag. ..."

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