nylon
noun Etymology: coined word Date: 1938 1. any of numerous strong tough elastic synthetic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, bristles, or sheets and used especially in textiles and plastics 2. plural stockings made of nylon

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  • nylon — nylon …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • nylon — [ nilɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1942; nom déposé, mot angl. amér., p. ê. de (vi)nyl et (cott)on, (ray)on « rayonne » ♦ Fibre synthétique (polyamide), obtenue au moyen de réactions sur des sous produits du goudron. Résistance, élasticité du nylon. Brosse en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nylon — ylon n. 1. Any of several thermoplastic polyamide plastics, comprising a family of high strength resilient synthetic materials, used mostly in fibers. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A synthetic fabric consisting of fibers of nylon[wn1]. [WordNet 1.5] 3. pl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nylon — steht für: Nylon (Band), eine Berliner Band Nylon, ein Handelsname für Kunstfasern aus Polyamid Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nylon — ☆ nylon [nī′län΄ ] n. [arbitrary coinage, infl. by (COTT)ON and (RAY)ON] 1. any of a group of synthetic long chain polymeric amides with recurring amide groups, made into fiber, yarn, bristles, sheets, molded plastics, etc. that have great… …   English World dictionary

  • nylon — nylon, ⊕ nylón → nailon …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • nylón — nylon, ⊕ nylón → nailon …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • nylon — (n.) 1938, coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl + on, common ending in fiber names (Cf. rayon), said to be ultimately from cotton. Use (in plural) for nylon stockings is from 1940 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nylon — Nylon: Der Name der Chemiefaser wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. nylon, einem Kunstwort ohne sichere Deutung, entlehnt …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • nylon — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. nylonnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} włókno syntetyczne cechujące się wytrzymałością, elastycznością, odpornością na gniecenie 2. tkanina, materiał wykonany z tego… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • nylon — ► NOUN 1) a tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a protein like chemical structure. 2) fabric or yarn made of such polymers. 3) (nylons) nylon stockings or tights. ORIGIN an invented word …   English terms dictionary

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