vinyl

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noun vi·nyl \ˈvī-nəl\

Definition of vinyl

  1. 1 :  a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom

  2. 2 :  a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymer

vinylic

play \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

vinyl

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noun vi·nyl \ˈvī-nəl\

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

vinyl

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noun vi·nyl \ˈvī-nəl\

Definition of vinyl for Students

  1. :  a substance or product (as a fiber) made from an artificial plastic


Medical Dictionary

vinyl

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noun vi·nyl \ˈvīn-əl\

Medical Definition of vinyl

  1. 1:  a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom

  2. 2:  a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from one

vinylic

\vī-ˈnil-ik\play adjective

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