Lucite Lu"cite (l[=oo]"s[imac]t), prop. n. A brand name for a transparent plastic based on methyl methacrylate esters; the term is often used generically to refer to any similar transparent plastic. It is sold in various forms, including rigid sheets which may be used as a substitute for glass in windows. [Trademark] [PJC]

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  • Lucite — 1937, proprietary name (E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) for a solid, transparent plastic, from L. luc(i) , from stem of lucere to shine (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lucite — ☆ Lucite [lo͞o′sīt΄ ] [< L lux (gen. lucis), LIGHT1 + ITE1] trademark for an acrylic resin or plastic that is cast or molded into transparent or translucent sheets, rods, etc. n. [also l ] this resin, or a resin like it …   English World dictionary

  • Lucite® — /lūˈsīt/ noun A kind of solid, transparent plastic, often used instead of glass …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Lucite — /looh suyt/, Trademark. a transparent or translucent plastic, any of a class of methyl methacrylate ester polymers. * * * or Plexiglas or Perspex Trademark names of the organic compound polymethyl methacrylate, a synthetic polymer of methyl… …   Universalium

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  • Lucite — trademark used for an acrylic resin or plastic consisting essentially of polymerized methyl methacrylate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Lucite — noun Proprietary name for the tough transparent thermoplastic polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Syn: Perspex …   Wiktionary

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