acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

noun

: abs entry 1
The company began churning out brightly colored "automatic binding bricks," later made from sturdier acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic, which is used to this day.David Kushner

Examples of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fiddly little parts that the company churns out—many billions every year—are today mostly made from acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, or ABS. WIRED, 30 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene was in 1957

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“Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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