Formica


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For·mi·ca

 (fôr-mī′kə)
A trademark for laminated sheeting of synthetic resin typically used as a surface on tables and counters.

Formica

(fɔːˈmaɪkə)
n
trademark any of various laminated plastic sheets, containing melamine, used esp for heat-resistant surfaces that can be easily cleaned

For•mi•ca

(fɔrˈmaɪ kə)
Trademark.
a brand of thermosetting plastic, usu. used as a covering for furniture, wall panels, etc.

Formica

- Got its name from being created as a substitute "for mica," a mineral.
See also related terms for mineral.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Formica - any of various plastic laminates containing melamine
plastic laminate - a laminate made by bonding plastic layers
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
2.Formica - type genus of the Formicidae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Formica rufa, wood ant - reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlands
Formica fusca - an ant frequently enslaved
Formica sanguinea, sanguinary ant - slave-making ant widely distributed over the northern hemisphere
Translations

Formica

® [fɔːˈmaɪkə] Nformica ® f

Formica®

[fɔːrˈmaɪkə] nformica® m

Formica®

n˜ Resopal® nt

Formica

® [fɔːˈmaɪkə] nFòrmica ®
References in classic literature ?
This remarkable instinct was first discovered in the Formica (Polyerges) rufescens by Pierre Huber, a better observer even than his celebrated father.
Formica sanguinea, on the other hand, possesses much fewer slaves, and in the early part of the summer extremely few.
sanguinea, which, as we have seen, is less aided by its slaves than the same species in Switzerland, I can see no difficulty in natural selection increasing and modifying the instinct--always supposing each modification to be of use to the species--until an ant was formed as abjectly dependent on its slaves as is the Formica rufescens.
The new additions will be on display in the Formica Corporation booth #4171 at the 2015 HD Expo in Las Vegas on May 13 to 15.
Liz visits the Formica Group plant twice a month, responding to varying requirements for preemployment screening, role and risk-based medicals and annual health surveillance.
Formica Ltd, part of the Newcastle-headquartered Formica Group, manufactures high-pressure laminate on a site at North Shields, and bonded worktops at Newton Aycliffe.
GOOD FORM: Mauro Formica scores Blackburn's first at London Road yesterday
Rovers made the perfect start, with Formica grabbing his first goal of the season.
Formica Group is the largest laminate manufacturer worldwide, and the Formica Brand is one of the most well recognized in the world," shared Paul Zuckerman, chief executive of Fletcher Building's Laminates & Panels Division.
Formica volleyed home a Morten Gamst Pedersen cross on 40 minutes and four minutes after the break Hoilett let fly with a 25-yard screamer into the top corner.
Other sculptural pieces comprise faux-functional dinnerware on Formica 'countertops', a beautifully crafted and wholly irreverent reference to the traditional domestic use of Stellaccio's materials.
It was to prove costly as 11 minutes before half-time Brett Emerton's cross was headed home by Formica.