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vinyl

noun vi·nyl \ˈvī-nəl\

: a plastic material that is used to make records, clothing, etc., and as a covering for floors, walls, furniture, etc.

Full Definition of VINYL

1
:  a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom
2
:  a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymer
vi·nyl·ic \vī-ˈni-lik\ adjective

Origin of VINYL

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin vinum wine
First Known Use: 1863

Rhymes with VINYL

VINYLIC Defined for Kids

vinyl

noun vi·nyl \ˈvī-nəl\

Definition of VINYL for Kids

:  a substance or product (as a fiber) made from an artificial plastic
Medical Dictionary

vinyl

noun vi·nyl \ˈvīn-əl\

Medical Definition of VINYL

1
:  a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom
2
:  a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from one
vi·nyl·ic \vī-ˈnil-ik\ adjective

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