Definition of Acrylic

1. Noun. Polymerized from acrylonitrile.

Exact synonyms: Acrylic Fiber
Generic synonyms: Man-made Fiber, Synthetic Fiber

2. Noun. A glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives.
Exact synonyms: Acrylate Resin, Acrylic Resin
Specialized synonyms: Acrilan, Polypropenonitrile, Polymethyl Methacrylate
Generic synonyms: Synthetic Resin

3. Noun. Used especially by artists.
Exact synonyms: Acrylic Paint
Generic synonyms: Paint, Pigment

4. Noun. A synthetic fabric.
Specialized synonyms: Courtelle, Orlon
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Acrylic

1. a. Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid.

Definition of Acrylic

1. Adjective. (organic chemistry) Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing an acrylic resin. ¹

3. Noun. (organic chemistry) An acrylic resin. ¹

4. Noun. A paint containing an acrylic resin. ¹

5. Noun. a painting executed using such a paint. ¹

6. Noun. A thick sheet of plastic. ¹

7. Noun. A liquid coating system based on an acrylic resin ¹

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Definition of Acrylic

1. a type of resin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acrylic

1. A plastic used to false teeth, retainers, and other dental products. Dental acrylic has been tested and thought to be perfectly safe. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrylic

acrylate resin
acrylic (current term)
acrylic acid
acrylic acids
acrylic fiber
acrylic paint
acrylic resin
acrylic resin base
acrylic resin tooth
acrylic resins
acryloyl-CoA reductase

Literary usage of Acrylic

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

1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1855)
"When concentrated acrylic acid is distilled with a mixture of alcohol and oil of vitriol, ... Perhaps the acrylic acid used contained formic acid. 2. ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"On the Constitution of the Acids of the Acetic, Lactic, and acrylic Series. ... whilst several members of the acrylic series had been produced from the ..."

3. Handbook of Organic Chemistry: For the Use of Students by William Gregory, J. Milton Sanders (1857)
"The following table contains the formulée of the compounds of the allylic or acrylic series hitherto obtained, along with those of the ethylic series. ..."

4. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"acrylic Acid CH, = CH—COOH Propenoic Acid The first member of the ethylene series of ... 245), because of this relation to acrylic acid, is also known as ..."

5. Lecture Notes for Chemical Students by Edward Frankland (1881)
"Relations of the acrylic to the Acetic Series of Acids. The normal and secondary acids of the acrylic series, when treated with fused potassio hydrate, ..."

6. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"Ethereal Salts of acrylic Acid. Of these the following have been prepared by Caspary and Tollens,5 by acting with zinc and sulphuric acid upon the ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"ON CERTAIN SUBSTITUTED acrylic AND PROPIONIC ACIDS. By CF MABERY, of Cambridge, Mass., ... acrylic ..."

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