ar·​a·​mid | \ ˈa-rə-məd How to pronounce aramid (audio) , -ˌmid, ˈer-ə- \

Definition of aramid

: any of a group of lightweight but very strong heat-resistant synthetic aromatic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, or sheets and used especially in textiles and plastics

Examples of aramid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6ft cable is detachable and made from oxygen-free copper with a para-aramid sheath that creates very few microphonics. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 June 2022 That's done by beefing up the sidewall construction and through the use of synthetic textiles (like aramid fibers). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 16 Dec. 2021 Inside is a 4-inch aramid fiber woofer and a 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 For robustness, the cables are reinforced with para-aramid and are designed to withstand thousands of bending cycles before showing wear or strain. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The previous research that has enabled spinning new para-aramid mixes into gold is the adjustment of Kevlar fibers at the microscopic level. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 July 2020 Made with fiberglass and aramid for extra durability. Anthony Marcusa,, 12 Aug. 2020 Dupont invented both Kevlar and a meta-aramid named Nomex, both of which form the basis for this research. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 July 2020 But plane tires are incredibly strong thanks to cords of nylon, or a synthetic polymer called aramid, that are embedded below the tread. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 22 Aug. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of aramid

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aramid

aromatic polyamide

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1 Jul 2022

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“Aramid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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