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

  • n. A chemical derived from petroleum or natural gas.

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  • n. any compound derived from petroleum or natural gas
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the such compounds, or the industry that produces them

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

  • n. any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas


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  • Also, Iran government had figured out that it would be more economical if they invested in petrochemical products for export instead of gas refineries, but they ignored the strategic importance of gas and the fact that the gas imports can be used as against them (it is pretty much the strongest outside leverage at the moment).

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  • The talks also touched on Iran's involvement in Serbian petrochemical industry had been discussed during the meeting.

  • The report also exempts developments identified past 2012 such as petrochemical and ammonia/urea production.

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  • Essentially, it is an area source with a third (height) dimension (for example, the fugitive gaseous emissions from piping flanges, valves and other equipment at various heights within industrial facilities such as petrochemical plants).

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  • Onsite within industrial facilities that produce large amounts of biodegradable wastewaters, such as petrochemical plants, paper mills and large food processing plants.

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  • Photographs and newspaper articles recalling the city's founding, its bustling shrimping business and the arrival of industries such as petrochemical giant Dow Chemical Co. lined the walls.

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  • "Given that Korea's economy is based on energy-intensive industries such as petrochemical, steel and manufacturing, it is difficult to lower carbon emission levels dramatically," said Hwang Byung-so, a manager in charge of climate change policy in the prime minister's office.

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  • Sinopec Group plans to raise April oil-product output by 4% from a year earlier to 10.54 million metric tons, by asking its refineries to run at full capacity and reducing petrochemical output, the company said.

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  • And Iran's petrochemical exports to China amount to roughly $2 billion, so imagine how much of that comes to the U.S. via Chinese-manufactured plastics.

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  • And I kept going—high over Severence Hall, the Art Museum, and lagoon of golden koi and swans, over Terminal Tower and the seedy Flats, the winnowing Cuyahoga, bubbling with petrochemical debris.

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