Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic rubber made from the polymerization of butadiene and sodium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a synthetic rubber made by copolymerizing butadiene with another substance such as acrylonitrile or styrene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. made by polymerizing butadiene

Etymologies

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I had tea and my friend had buna, the Amharic word for coffee.

    Dr. Jane Aronson: Ethiopian Orphans Are Growing Up With a World of Possibilities

  • The modern common use word for beech is "buna," incidentally.

    languagehat.com: PORTOBELLO.

  • - Ey Allah'n Resul, buna karlk bize ne va'd ediyorsunuz?

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  • Ona verdiiniz sz tutmak, kendisine muhalefet edenlere kar gelmek hususunda azminiz kuvvetli ve salam ise buna bir diyecek yoktur.

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  • Lehono balemi ba rena bao ba bego ba buna makgolo-kgolo a mabele, ba tlatša dišego, ba bitšwa balemi potlana; ka gobane mmušo wa kgethollo o ba tšeetše mašemo a bona, dikgomo le ditonki tšeo ba bego ba lema ka tšona; (Betterment schemes) molawana woo ke wona wa go tliša bolwetši bja tlala le bodidi.

    Speech by Makwena Lydia Ngwenya during the debate on Environmental & Land Affairs budget vote

  • Numai de a trăi, te bucuri de viata, buna si piese de rău de ea.

    ideonexus.com »2004» August

  • Exersise de a găsi un sens pozitiv în toate situaţiile, indiferent dacă în ceva să se ridice mai sus sau ceva reafirmând o caracterizare buna a naturii, constituie un stimulent pentru îmbunătăţirea personale.

    ideonexus.com »2004» November

  • Keith Devlin ideonexus: Cea mai bună armă de o dictatură este secretul, dar cea mai buna arma a unei democraţii ar trebui să fie arma de deschidere.

    ideonexus.com »2004» November

  • In any case, he remembers the Slothrop surveillance being assigned to a newly created "Sparte IV" under Vermittlungsstelle W. Sparte I was handling nitrogen and gasoline, II dyes, chemicals, buna rubber, pharmaceuticals, III film and fibers.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Each piston rod is manufactured from stainless steel, with a micro-finished cylinder bore featuring buna-nitrile and aquathane sealing elements to prevent both leakage and the ingress of contaminants, while the monobloc housing is produced from anodised aluminium, providing a relatively lightweight, tough and corrosion-resistant unit that is sealed to IP67 standard.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

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  • Word for coffee in Ethiopia. Also... "Ethiopia has more than 70 ethnic groups speaking over 200 languages. As a result, coffee is described as Bunna (in Amharic), Bun (in Tigrigna), Buna (in Oromiya), Bono (in Kefficho), Kawa (in Guragigna). Some consider that these and other names of coffee were derived from the Kafa or Buno districts of Ethiopia where coffee originated."

    Source: http://www.yebbo.com/merkato/coffee.htm

    March 8, 2009