Definition of Thermoplastic

1. Noun. A material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled.

Exact synonyms: Thermoplastic Resin
Generic synonyms: Plastic
Specialized synonyms: Saran, Celluloid



2. Adjective. Having the property of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening and becoming rigid again when cooled. "Thermoplastic materials can be remelted and cooled time after time without undergoing any appreciable chemical change"
Antonyms: Thermosetting

Definition of Thermoplastic

1. Adjective. softening when heated and hardening when cooled ¹

2. Noun. A plastic with this property. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thermoplastic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thermoplastic

1. A classification for materials that can be made soft by the application of heat and harden upon cooling. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermoplastic

thermophily
thermophobia
thermophone
thermophones
thermophonic
thermophore
thermophoresis
thermophotometry
thermophylic
thermophysical
thermopile
thermopiles
thermoplacentography
thermoplasma
thermoplasmales
thermoplastic (current term)
thermoplastic resin
thermoplastically
thermoplasticity
thermoplastics
thermoplegia
thermopower
thermoprecipitin reaction
thermoprinter
thermoprinters
thermoprinting
thermoproteaceae
thermoproteales
thermoptometry
thermoreceptor

Literary usage of Thermoplastic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mantech Project Book, 1992 (1993)
"thermoplastic processing characteristics permit consolidation, forming, ... Some of the major barriers to using thermoplastic composites is the lack of ..."

2. New Materials Society, Challenges and Opportunities: New Materials Science ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"The rigidity of thermoplastic resins at low temperatures is attributed to the existence of ... Elastomeric materials, like thermoplastic resins and fibers, ..."

3. Recycling and Reuse of Material Found on Superfund Sites by Lawrence Smith, Jeffrey Means (1994)
"4.3 thermoplastic Particulate thermoplastic paniculate can be re-extruded into new products (Section 3.14). American Society for Testing and Materials ..."

4. Manufacturing Technology Directorate: Project Book Update, 1996-97 by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"... Manufacturing of thermoplastic Composite Preferred Spares (Page 103) Contract Number: F33615-91-C-5717 ALOG Number: 172 Update - Activities have focused ..."

5. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A ...by Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"Polyester (PBT) A high performance engineering thermoplastic resin that is ... ABS/ABS Blend An engineering thermoplastic and thermoplastic alloy that is ..."

6. Guide to Cleaner Technologies: Organic Coating Replacements by Douglas Williams, Paul Randall (1994)
"The two most general categories are thermoplastic and thermoset resins. Table 6 compares the properties of various thermoplastic and thermoset resins. ..."

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