[ plas-tiks ]
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  1. of or relating to a plastic or plastics: a plastics firm; plastics research.

Origin of plastics

First recorded in 1920–25; see origin at plastic, -ics

Words Nearby plastics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plastics in a sentence

  • It was not Dorchin; it was another robot, this one not disguised with the clever plastics and cosmetics, but shining plain.

  • It was one of those "old-fashioned" places—Restoration style of decoration, carried out in modern plastics.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • With the third blow the plastics cell cracked and the lignin poured out, a syrupy curtain sliding down.

    The Brain | Alexander Blade
  • Gordon turned into his usual short-cut, past a rambling plastics plant and through the yard where their trucks were parked.

    Police Your Planet | Lester del Rey
  • At the edge of the city a man spoke into the telephone in the office of a small plastics factory.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin