copolymer

[ koh-pol-uh-mer ]
/ koʊˈpɒl ə mər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. coplanar,
  2. copland,
  3. copland, aaron,
  4. copley,
  5. copley, john singleton,
  6. copolymer resin,
  7. copolymerize,
  8. copout,
  9. coppelia,
  10. copper

Origin of copolymer

First recorded in 1935–40; co- + polymer

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British Dictionary definitions for copolymer

copolymer

/ (kəʊˈpɒlɪmə) /

noun

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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Science definitions for copolymer

copolymer

[ kō-pŏlə-mər ]

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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