copolymerization

noun

co·​po·​ly·​mer·​i·​za·​tion ˌkō-pə-ˌli-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce copolymerization (audio)
ˌkō-ˌpä-lə-mə-
: the polymerization of two substances (such as different monomers) together

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of copolymerization was in 1936

Dictionary Entries Near copolymerization

Cite this Entry

“Copolymerization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copolymerization. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

copolymerization

noun
co·​po·​lym·​er·​i·​za·​tion
ˌkō-pə-ˌlim-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən,
ˌkō-ˌpäl-ə-mə-rə-
: the repeated chemical combination of two different molecules to form a usually much larger molecule
copolymerize
ˌkō-pə-ˈlim-ə-ˌrīz
ˌkō-ˈpäl-ə-mə-
verb

Medical Definition

copolymerization

noun
co·​po·​ly·​mer·​iza·​tion
variants or British copolymerisation
: the polymerization of two substances (as two different monomers) together
copolymerize verb
copolymerized or British copolymerised; copolymerizing or British copolymerising
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