Origin of plastics
- concerned with or pertaining to molding or modeling; sculptural.
- relating to three-dimensional form or space, especially on a two-dimensional surface.
- pertaining to the tools or techniques of drawing, painting, or sculpture: the plastic means.
- characterized by an emphasis on formal structure: plastic requirements of a picture.
Origin of plastic
Synonyms for plastic
Related Words for plasticswealth, mortgage, loan, bond, balance, stock, continuance, debenture, extension, lien, plastic, respite, tab, trust, securities
Examples from the Web for plastics
Contemporary Examples of plastics
Even with body parts taken off ledger, there is undeniably a lot of dough in plastics.The New World of Anti-Aging Dentistry
June 4, 2014
Composites—in effect, laminations of many layers of carbon fiber, other plastics, as well as adhesives—are a chemical cocktail.Planes in Flames: Why Does It Keep Happening?
July 15, 2013
Recently though, China has imposed restrictions on foreign trash and become pickier about what types of plastics it will accept.Is China’s Junk Appetite Declining?
May 9, 2013
The creator of 'Mean Mad Men' Tumblr imagines Betty and Don Draper as the Plastics.Meet 'Mean Mad Men': A Tumblr Mash-up of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Mean Girls’
March 25, 2013
Factory workers told journalists that they manufactured underwear and plastics in two separate sections of the factory.Factory Fire Kills Hundreds in Pakistan
September 12, 2012
Historical Examples of plastics
Even the ruined motors looked as though they were made of plastics.
From what was left of their hangar, their planes were made of plastics—not a piece of metal in them.
I have been working on this for months with a plastics company.The Egyptian Cat Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
After all, he rationalized, plastics are notoriously unstable under certain conditions.Warning from the Stars
With the third blow the plastics cell cracked and the lignin poured out, a syrupy curtain sliding down.The Brain
- of or relating to moulding or modellingthe plastic arts
- produced or apparently produced by mouldingthe plastic draperies of Giotto's figures
Word Origin for plastic
1630s, "capable of shaping or molding," from Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos "able to be molded, pertaining to molding, fit for molding," also in reference to the arts, from plastos "molded, formed," verbal adjective from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). Surgical sense of "remedying a deficiency of structure" is first recorded 1839 (in plastic surgery). Meaning "made of plastic" is from 1909. Picked up in counterculture slang with meaning "false, superficial" (1963). Plastic explosive (n.) attested from 1894.