polymerism
noun see polymer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Polymerism — Po*lym er*ism, n. (Chem.) (a) The state, quality, or relation of two or more polymeric substances. (b) The act or process of forming polymers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polymerism — [pō lim′ər iz΄əm, pəlim′ər iz΄əm; päl′i məriz΄əm] n. the condition of being polymeric …   English World dictionary

  • polymerism — /peuh lim euh riz euhm, pol euh meuh /, n. 1. Chem. a polymeric state. 2. Biol., Bot. a polymerous state. [1825 35; POLYMER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • polymerism — noun a) The state, quality, or relation of two or more polymeric substances. b) The act or process of forming polymers …   Wiktionary

  • polymerism — po·lym·er·ism || pÉ™ lɪmÉ™rɪzm n. polymeric condition, state of being made of the same proportions of elements but differing in molecular weight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polymerism — po·lym·er·ism …   English syllables

  • polymerism — /pəˈlɪmərɪzəm/ (say puh limuhrizuhm), /ˈpɒləmə / (say poluhmuh ) noun 1. Chemistry polymeric state. 2. Biology polymerous state …   Australian English dictionary

  • polymerism — pəˈliməˌrizəm; ˈpälə̇məˌrizəm, lēm noun ( s) : the quality or state of being polymeric …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polymer — Pol y*mer, n. [See {Polymeric}.] (Chem.) Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization. [Formerly also written polymere.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polymer — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, back formation from polymeric, from Greek polymerēs having many parts, from poly + meros part more at merit Date: 1866 a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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