co·​pol·​y·​mer | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈpä-lə-mər How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \

Definition of copolymer

: a product of copolymerization

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copolymeric \ ˌkō-​ˌpä-​lə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \ adjective

Examples of copolymer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cosmetic chemist Ginger King says to look out for ingredients like isododecane (a solvent), paraffin (a type of mineral oil that resists water), and VP/eicosene copolymer (film former). Allure, 25 June 2021 The copolymer doesn’t react with the electrolyte, which further extends the battery life. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 May 2021 The most basic version costs $15 but more advanced models come in aluminum for $85 and the copolymer material ethylene vinyl acetate at $25. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, 8 Dec. 2015 Short copolymer chains refract shorter wavelengths of light: ultraviolet, blues and greens. Meg Wilcox, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2020 The first new ingredient is dimer dilinoleyl dimer dilinoleate, which appears to replace VP/hexadecene copolymer, both of which are skin-conditioning and binding ingredients, according to the Environmental Working Group's cosmetic database. Sable Yong, Allure, 11 Sep. 2018 The fuel-tank flange was made with a widely used, industry-standard material called polyoxymethylene copolymer (POM). David Muller, Car and Driver, 25 July 2017 In addition, Dow will sell its U.S. acid copolymers and ionomers business. Reuters, Fortune, 16 June 2017 PurSil – aka silicone-polyetherurethane, part of a new class of copolymers – combines the biocompatibility of silicone with the processability and strength of thermal plastic. David Pescovitz, WIRED, 1 Jan. 2001

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First Known Use of copolymer

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copolymer was in 1936

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“Copolymer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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co·​pol·​y·​mer | \ (ˈ)kō-ˈpäl-ə-mər How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \

Medical Definition of copolymer

: a product of copolymerization

called also heteropolymer

Other Words from copolymer

copolymeric \ ˌkō-​ˌpäl-​ə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce copolymer (audio) \ adjective

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