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1. The univalent hydrocarbon group CH2═CH, derived from ethylene.
2. Any of various compounds containing the vinyl group, typically highly reactive, easily polymerized, and used as basic materials for plastics.
3. Any of various typically tough, flexible, shiny plastics, often used for coverings and clothing.
4. Phonograph records considered as a group: a secondhand store that buys and sells vinyl.
In the medium of phonograph recordings: an old song available only on vinyl.
vi·nyl′ic (-nĭl′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH2CH-: a vinyl polymer; vinyl chloride.
2. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) of, consisting of, or made of a vinyl resin: a vinyl raincoat.
3. (Elements & Compounds) any vinyl polymer, resin, or plastic, esp PVC
4. (Electronics) (collectively) conventional records made of vinyl as opposed to compact discs
[C19: from vini- + -yl]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the univalent group C3H3, derived from ethylene.
2. any resin formed by polymerizing vinyl compounds or any plastic made from such resins.
3. Slang. a phonograph record made of vinyl.
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Any of various chemical compounds that contain the group C2H3 and are used to make plastics, fabrics, and paints.
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|Noun||1.||vinyl - a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene|
|2.||vinyl - shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings|
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
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A. N → vinilo m
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n → Vinyl nt
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vinyl[ˈvaɪnɪl] n → vinile m
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