polycarbonate

noun

poly·​car·​bon·​ate ˌpä-lē-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce polycarbonate (audio)
-nət
: any of various tough transparent thermoplastics characterized by high impact strength and high softening temperature

Examples of polycarbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s made from a durable, recycled polycarbonate that’s virtually damage-proof and has a smooth telescoping handle. Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2024 The exterior materials are a mix of metal and polycarbonate, a typical arrangement for a premium S series lens. PCMAG, 20 Apr. 2024 In the face of the sun's powerful rays, regular sunglasses made of cheap plastic and polycarbonate material just aren't going to cut it. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 The sound of this keyboard is a joy thanks to the way the double gasket design is mounted alongside a flexible polycarbonate plate. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for polycarbonate 

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Word History

Etymology

poly- + carbonate entry 1

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 Jun. 2024.

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