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ny·lon

 (nī′lŏn′)
n.
1.
a. Any of a family of high-strength, resilient synthetic polymers, the molecules of which contain the recurring amide group CONH.
b. Cloth or yarn made from one of these synthetic materials.
2. nylons Stockings made of one of these synthetic materials.

[Coined by its inventors, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., on the model of cotton, rayon, etc.]
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nylon

(ˈnaɪlɒn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a class of synthetic polyamide materials made by copolymerizing dicarboxylic acids with diamines. They can be moulded into a variety of articles, such as combs and machine parts. Nylon monofilaments are used for bristles, etc, and nylon fibres can be spun into yarn
2. (Textiles)
a. yarn or cloth made of nylon, used for clothing, stockings, etc
b. (as modifier): a nylon dress.
[C20: originally a trademark]

NYLON

(ˈnaɪlɒn)
n
informal a high-earning business executive who enjoys a transatlantic lifestyle, living part of the year in New York City and part in London
[C20: from N(ew) Y(ork) + Lon(don)]
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ny•lon

(ˈnaɪ lɒn)

n.
1. any of a class of thermoplastic polyamides capable of extrusion when molten into fibers, sheets, etc., of extreme toughness, strength, and elasticity: used esp. for yarn, fabrics, and bristles.
2. nylons, stockings made of nylon, esp. sheer ones.
[1938; coined as a generic by the du Pont Chemical Co.]
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ny·lon

(nī′lŏn′)
Any of various very strong, elastic, artificial resins. Nylon can be formed into fibers, sheets, or bristles, and is used to make fabrics and plastics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nylon - a thermoplastic polyamidenylon - a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers
man-made fiber, synthetic fiber - fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
polyamide, polymeric amide - a polymer containing repeated amide groups
2.nylon - a synthetic fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Translations
نَايْلُوننايْلون
nylonnylonkynylonové punčochynylonový
nylon
نایلون
nailon
najlonnajlonka
nejlon
nælon
ナイロン
나일론
nailonasnailoninės kojinės
neilons
nylonnylonový
najlon
nylon
เส้นใยไนล่อน
nilông

nylon

[ˈnaɪlɒn]
A. N
1. (= fabric) → nilón m, nailon m
2. nylonsmedias fpl de nilón or nailon
B. ADJde nilón, de nailon
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nylon

[ˈnaɪlɒn]
nnylon m
modif [shirt, sheet, stocking] → de nylon, en nylon nylons
npl (old-fashioned)bas mpl nylon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nylon

n
(Tex) → Nylon® nt
nylons plNylonstrümpfe pl
adjNylon-; nylon shirtNylonhemd nt; nylon materialNylon nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

nylon

[ˈnaɪlɒn]
1. nnailon m nylons nplcalze fpl di nailon
2. adjdi nailon
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nylon

(ˈnailən) noun, adjective
(of) a type of material made from chemicals and used for clothes, ropes, brushes etc. a nylon shirt.
ˈnylons noun plural
stockings made of nylon. three pairs of nylons.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

nylon

نَايْلُون nylon nylon Nylon νάιλον nylon nailon nylon najlon nylon ナイロン 나일론 nylon nylon nylon náilon, nylon нейлон nylon เส้นใยไนล่อน naylon nilông 尼龙
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

nylon

n nailon m
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Ray-Ban welcomes back the clip-on era with its Round, Clubmaster, and classic-shaped clip-ons made with light, transparent nylon fiber and super fine metal frames paired with flash gradient and signature lenses.
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Belts are available in Low Flex--a premium, high-lift nylon rubber bonded to a strong nylon scrim backing that provides a denser layer of resin bond and grain to extend product life--and Regular Flex--a low-strength design with a premium durable nylon fiber bonded to a strong Y-weight polyester backing.
The take-back program gives new life to leftover fabric scraps, which would otherwise end up in landfills, allowing them to be turned back into raw nylon fiber and eventually new swimsuits.
Given that a material used as armor should absorb impact energy, it should also adequate mechanical stress strength properties; this work sought to combine reinforcement of nylon fiber with fiberglass to analyze the influence of adding the latter fiber upon the mechanical strength of the material.
Artificial muscles made of carbon nanotubes cost around $4,000 to $5,000 for a kilogram of material, whereas, researchers spent $5 for the same amount of polyethylene fishing line or nylon fiber.
This biobased nylon fiber made from 1,5-PD is not only sustainable because it is plant-based, but also shows promise for development into highly comfortable clothing.
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This adds up to superior appearance retention for the life of your commercial installation--a claim not every fiber, or even every nylon fiber, can make, especially with the demands of a typical commercial environment.