Definition for plastics (2 of 2)
- 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
Related formsplas·ti·cal·ly, plas·tic·ly, adverbnon·plas·tic, adjective, nounun·plas·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for plastics
Even with body parts taken off ledger, there is undeniably a lot of dough in plastics.
Composites—in effect, laminations of many layers of carbon fiber, other plastics, as well as adhesives—are a chemical cocktail.
Recently though, China has imposed restrictions on foreign trash and become pickier about what types of plastics it will accept.
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’|Jean Trinh|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Factory workers told journalists that they manufactured underwear and plastics in two separate sections of the factory.
I have been working on this for months with a plastics company.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Even the ruined motors looked as though they were made of plastics.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
After all, he rationalized, plastics are notoriously unstable under certain conditions.Warning from the Stars|Ron Cocking
Rubber, most plastics, dry wood, oils and glass are some of the good insulators.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
It was to achieve enough money to permit the building of a dream, a laboratory of research in plastics.Oogie Finds Love|Berkeley Livingston
British Dictionary definitions for plastics
- of or relating to moulding or modellingthe plastic arts
- produced or apparently produced by mouldingthe plastic draperies of Giotto's figures