Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An acrylic resin.
  • noun A paint containing acrylic resin.
  • noun A painting done in acrylic resin.
  • noun Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from acrylonitrile.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to acryl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride. The characteristic residue in an acrylic compound is the carbonyl group attached directly to an ethylenic carbon.
  • adjective same as acrylic resin.
  • adjective same as acrylic fiber.
  • adjective a paint in which the pigment is suspended in a solution of an acrylic resin, which dries to a hard film on exposure to air.
  • adjective a painting made using an acrylic paint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective organic chemistry Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile.
  • adjective Containing an acrylic resin.
  • noun organic chemistry An acrylic resin.
  • noun A paint containing an acrylic resin.
  • noun a painting executed using such a paint.
  • noun A thick sheet of plastic.
  • noun A liquid coating system based on an acrylic resin

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

  • noun a synthetic fabric
  • noun a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives
  • noun polymerized from acrylonitrile
  • noun used especially by artists

Etymologies

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

[acr(olein) + –yl + –ic.]

Examples

  • Not all hardcourts are created equal, said Stuart Miller, head of the International Tennis Federation technical commission, which prefers the term acrylic courts to hardcourts because it describes the actual surface material, like grass and clay.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Not all hardcourts are created equal, said Stuart Miller, head of the International Tennis Federation technical commission, which prefers the term acrylic courts to hardcourts because it describes the actual surface material, like grass and clay.

    NYT > Global Home

  • King, I used straight up Krylon spray paint for the base (layer of white, layer of light gray, layer of dark gray) and plain acrylic for the stripes.

    Some Cheap Tail

  • The main difference between polycarb and acrylic is; acrylic is a much more dense material which equates to a sharper and more crisp tone quality.

    I am going to buy a new duck call this year.

  • King, I used straight up Krylon spray paint for the base (layer of white, layer of light gray, layer of dark gray) and plain acrylic for the stripes.

    Some Cheap Tail

  • Cast acrylic is one of the strongest forms of acrylic manufactured today.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1150

  • Â Must wait overnight before doing anything else at this point, because the acrylic is quite gloppy.

    Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Book Covers Step 1

  • The main difference between polycarb and acrylic is; acrylic is a much more dense material which equates to a sharper and more crisp tone quality.

    I am going to buy a new duck call this year.

  • Â Must wait overnight before doing anything else at this point, because the acrylic is quite gloppy.

    Kater’s Art » 2009 » June

  • If the acrylic is too thick the ball will not respond the same way.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1150

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