polycarbonate


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pol·y·car·bon·ate

 (pŏl′ē-kär′bə-nāt′)
n.
Any of a group of thermoplastics that are linear polyesters of carbonic acid, especially those derived from bisphenol A and phosgene, characterized by high-impact strength, light weight, and flexibility, and used as shatter-resistant substitutes for glass.

polycarbonate

(ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəˌneɪt; -nɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of strong transparent thermoplastic resins used in moulding materials, laminates, etc

pol•y•car•bon•ate

(ˌpɒl iˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt)

n.
a synthetic thermoplastic resin, a linear polymer of carbonic acid, used for molded products, films, and nonbreakable windows.
[1930–35]
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