polyamide

noun
poly·​am·​ide | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈa-ˌmīd How to pronounce polyamide (audio) , -məd \

Definition of polyamide

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymeric amide (such as nylon)

Examples of polyamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other popular synthetics include nylon, acrylic, and polyamide. Marc Bain, Quartz, 11 June 2021 The mesh is made from 91% polyamide and 9% spandex for a cooling feeling. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 This swimsuit, which is made from recycled polyamide (crafted from nylon waste and the like) and elastane, features diagonal seaming that’s meant to be flattering on different body types. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2021 Light materials like polyamide and polyester give breathability while knitted woolen fabrics offer supreme warmth. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 21 Feb. 2021 Made from two different materials (polyester and polyamide) spun together, the cloths have microscopic loops and bristles that scrub dirt safely from the most fragile surfaces. The Editors, Field & Stream, 24 Aug. 2020 Aramid stands for aromatic polyamide, a term that refers to the chemical structure of materials like this. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 July 2020 It’s made with the brand’s unique Netz performance fabric, an antimicrobial blend of polyamide and spandex that’s fast-drying, stretchy, and breathable. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 10 June 2020 These short-length polyamide swim trunks reflect this ethos, with an electric lime-yellow hue broken up by black accents including a drawstring and embroidered logo. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of polyamide

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polyamide was in 1929

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“Polyamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyamide. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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polyamide

noun
poly·​am·​ide | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˈam-ˌīd, -əd How to pronounce polyamide (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyamide

: a compound characterized by more than one amide group especially : a polymer containing a long chain of amides

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