[ koh-pol-uh-mer ]

  1. a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers together.

Origin of copolymer

First recorded in1935–40; co- + polymer

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British Dictionary definitions for copolymer


/ (kəʊˈpɒlɪmə) /

  1. a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers): Compare polymer, oligomer

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Scientific definitions for copolymer


[ kō-pŏlə-mər ]

  1. A polymer of two or more different monomers. The synthetic rubber used to make tire treads and shoe soles, for example, is a copolymer made of the monomers butadiene and styrene.

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