Definitions

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

  • n. A polymer that consists of three distinct monomers.

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  • n. a copolymer derived from three species of monomer

Etymologies

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

Latin ter, thrice; see trei- in Indo-European roots + polymer.

Examples

  • The agency wants the fluids to be tested with ethylene, propylene, and diene terpolymer (EPDM) rubber which is increasingly used in brake seals, instead of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR).

    Automotive Body Repair News

  • This includes an adhesive for backsheets (TAKELAC? and TAKENATE?), ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (Mitsui EPT) and thermoplastic olefinic elastomer (MILASTOMER?) used as a gasket material and so on.

    ACN Newswire

  • Parker's Feltner notes that, "Seal manufacturers are still offering the standards-ethylene propylene terpolymer (EPDM), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), nitrile and other sealing materials.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

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