poly·​car·​bon·​ate | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce polycarbonate (audio) , -nət \

Definition of polycarbonate

: any of various tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature

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Recent Examples on the Web With three layers, the 100% virgin Makrolon polycarbonate material keeps your contents, no matter how valuable, truly protected. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 The Nato is offered in six lens colors in both glass and polycarbonate. Chris Dorsey, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 The bag, which is made from lightweight polycarbonate and durable hard plastic shell, weighs in at 9.4 pounds. Jayla Andrulonis, Travel + Leisure, 21 Sep. 2021 The armored Benz has been updated with new protective bodywork and sturdy, multi-layered polycarbonate glass windows that measure nearly 4 inches thick. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 The roof uses a central carbon-fiber panel which connects to two fixed polycarbonate windows, and the removable panel only adds 33 pounds of total weight to the vehicle. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2021 They are made from premium silicone and polycarbonate. Chris Hachey, BGR, 18 May 2021 Even the label’s hard polycarbonate cases feature leather trim details to honor Bric’s artisanal heritage. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 25 July 2021 As its name suggests, the semicircular top and base design rest inside your home, and a polycarbonate window keeps the birds visible. Angela Cheung, Popular Mechanics, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of polycarbonate

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polycarbonate was in 1930

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“Polycarbonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycarbonate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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