polyolefin
noun Date: 1930 a polymer of an alkene (as polyethylene)

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  • polyolefin — [päl΄ē ō′lə fin] n. [ POLY + OLEFIN] any of a group of thermoplastic polymers, as polyethlylene or polypropylene, made from any simple alkene …   English World dictionary

  • Polyolefin — A polyolefin is a polymer produced from a simple olefin (also called an alkene with the general formula CnH2n) as a monomer. For example, polyethylene is the polyolefin produced by polymerizing the olefin ethylene. An equivalent term is… …   Wikipedia

  • polyolefin — /pol ee oh leuh fin/, n. Chem. any of a group of thermoplastic, stiff, light, and hard polymers obtained from the polymerization of simple olefins like propylene, used for injection molding, mostly in the automotive and appliance industries.… …   Universalium

  • polyolefin — poliolefinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nesočiojo angliavandenilio polimerizacijos ar kopolimerizacijos produktas. atitikmenys: angl. polyolefin rus. полиолефин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Polyolefin — Polyolefine (fachsprachlich: Polyalkene) sind Polymere, die aus Kohlenwasserstoffen der Formel CnH2n mit einer Doppelbindung (Ethylen, Propylen, Buten 1, Isobuten) aufgebaut sind. Polyolefine sind teilkristalline Thermoplaste, die sich leicht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • polyolefin — noun a) A polymer (such as polyethylene) made by the polymerization of an olefin b) A polyene …   Wiktionary

  • Polyolefin — Po|ly|o|le|fin; Syn.: Polyalken, (systematisch:) Polyalkylen: Sammelbez. für thermoplastische Polymerisate von α Olefinen (1 Alkenen) mit der allg. Formel (̶CR1R2 CH2)̶n mit R1, R2 im Allg. = H, CH3, C2H5, z. B. Polyethylen, Polypropylen,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • polyolefin — poly·olefin …   English syllables

  • polyolefin — pol•y•o•le•fin [[t]ˌpɒl iˈoʊ lə fɪn[/t]] n. chem. any of a group of stiff, light, and hard thermoplastic polymers, used for injection molding, mostly in the automotive and appliance industries • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • polyolefin — |pälē+ noun Etymology: poly + olefin 1. : an olefin containing many double bonds 2. : a polymer of olefin as polyethylene) * * * /pol ee oh leuh fin/, n. Chem. any of a group of thermoplastic, stiff, light, and hard polymers obtained from the… …   Useful english dictionary

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