from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.
- n. A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a compound which is polymeric with some other compound; a polymeride.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
Thanks to recent advances in polymer-tipped, spire-point bullets that are safe to use in tubular magazines, lever-action rifles — once generally considered to be short-range, big-woods specialists — are now as capable as many short-action bolt rifles.
Another Nobel Prize for contributions in polymer chemistry was given to Paul J. Flory of
Milan for their discoveries in polymer chemistry and technology.
The polymer is suppossed to protect it and make it a better field gun.
Shooting at 300 yards, a 165-grain polymer-tipped bullet which had shot splendidly at 100 and 200 yards turned in a group with a vertical spread of 7 inches.
There are no causal reasons why a particular amino acid polymer is generated to produce a unique protein configuration.
Joanna Schmidt said ... polymer is wonderful if you have the patience to make figures.
The team made the thin polymer film by a solution-processable method – a soluble polymer with the radical groups attached is “spin-coated” onto a surface.
“When a conjugated polymer is in a high energy state, it is vulnerable to attack by oxygen,” says principal investigator and chemist Jason McNeill.
Camille Allen sculpts these miniature babies with tiny tools in polymer clay.