acrylic resin
noun Date: 1936 a glassy thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts or as coatings and adhesives

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  • Acrylic resin — Acrylic resins are a group of related thermoplastic or thermosetting plastic substances derived from acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or other related compounds. [ [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/acrylic+resin acrylic resin definition,… …   Wikipedia

  • acrylic resin — n a glassy acrylic thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts (as of medical prostheses and dental appliances) or as coatings and adhesives * * * one of a group of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Acrylic resin — A*cryl ic re sin, n. 1. (Chem.) a thermoplastic made by polymerization of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or some derivative of these (such as the esters or amides). It can be formed into a clear hard plastic, and is the basis for the commercial …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrylic resin — n. any of a group of transparent, thermoplastic polymeric resins derived from acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, or their esters, or from acrylonitrile: used in making molded plastics, paints, textile fibers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • acrylic resin — noun a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives • Syn: ↑acrylic, ↑acrylate resin • Hypernyms: ↑synthetic resin • Hyponyms: ↑polypropenonitrile, ↑Acrilan, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrylic resin — Chem. any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired, as in the methacrylate resins Lucite and Plexiglas. Also called acrylate resin.… …   Universalium

  • acrylic resin — /əˌkrɪlɪk ˈrɛzən/ (say uh.krilik rezuhn) noun one of the group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerising the esters or amides of acrylic acid, used chiefly when transparency is desired. Perspex and plexiglas are in this group. Also, acrylic …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrylic resin — A thermoplastic synthetic polymer made by polymerizing an acrylic derivative such as acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, ethyl acrylate, and methacrylate. It is used for adhesives, protective coatings, and paint finishes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • acrylic resin — noun Any of many thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers or copolymers of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, esters of these acids, or acrylonitrile; used in paint and many plastics …   Wiktionary

  • acrylic resin — acryl′ic res′in n. chem. any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

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