Definition of vinyl
1 : a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom
2 : a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (such as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymer
vinylicplay \vī-ˈni-lik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of vinyl
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin vinum wine
First Known Use: 1863
VINYL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vinyl for English Language Learners
: a plastic material that is used to make records, clothing, etc., and as a covering for floors, walls, furniture, etc.
VINYL Defined for Kids
Definition of vinyl for Students
: a substance or product (as a fiber) made from an artificial plastic
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