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polyvinyl chloride


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. PVC.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thermoplastic resin produced by the polymerization of vinyl chloride; used as an electrical insulator and in many other applications. Can be compounded into flexible and rigid forms through the use of plasticizers, stabilizers, fillers and other modifiers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables


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