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

  • A trademark used for a light, transparent, weather-resistant thermoplastic. This trademark also occurs in many instances lowercased and spelled plexiglass: "The display pieces are double sealed inside plexiglass cases” ( Los Angeles Times).

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  • proper n. A brand of tough, transparent plastic (polymethyl methacrylate) which can be used as a replacement for glass in windows, aircraft cockpit domes and windshields, and the like.

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

  • n. a light transparent weather resistant thermoplastic


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  • His vague landscapes are constructed from images, either found or taken by the artist, that are transferred to the back of Plexiglas via an acrylic transfer process - the front of the Plexiglas is then hand-sanded by the artist to produce the desired hazy effect.

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  • All of the three-dimensional artifacts were in Plexiglas cases on graphite metal stands, very sturdy and no way they could be knocked over.

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  • Venture beyond that, and there are paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat; architectural visions from the orderly Frank Lloyd Wright to the asymmetric Frank Gehry; and a pair of industrial-strength wet-dry vacuum cleaners stacked in Plexiglas cases ‚?? the work of Jeff Koons.

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  • In the middle of the Plexiglas was a tiny hole, and no sign of the beetle.

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  • Better known as Plexiglas, Lucite and Acrylite, Small turned out innovative furniture, lighting and ...

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  • Well the tank is actually divided down the middle by a sheet of clear Plexiglas, which is imperceptible even when standing right next to it.

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  • The placard is often turned around so the message can’t be seen, and one year, someone threw acid on it, forcing the group to encase it in Plexiglas.

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  • She said MnDOT experts haven't found another lightweight material such as Plexiglas that has a crash approval rating and is suitable for bridge barriers. rss feed

  • I brushed past the chest-height jewelry drawer where Mom always stood when getting ready for a party, picking from an array of clip earrings between Plexiglas dividers.

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  • Leather cabbages flourish in the Bestiarium thanks to Alain Séchas "Choux sans racines" (1989) and lakes and waterfalls made of Plexiglas and mirror form its water features, as in Marin Kasimir's "Garden View—The Waterfall" (1987-89).

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