[ pol-ee-kahr-buh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a synthetic thermoplastic resin, a linear polymer of carbonic acid, used for molded products, films, and nonbreakable windows.
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Origin of polycarbonate

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How to use polycarbonate in a sentence

  • The famous Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is available in silver, gold-plated or illuminated polycarbonate.

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  • Its titanium frame can withstand up to 34,000 pounds of pressure before it crushes, and the ballistic polycarbonate transparent shield itself can endure impacts at speeds of up 2o 220 mph.

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  • You can choose whether you’d like anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of height, and the rubber and polycarbonate makes a light enough stand that you can easily move it around.

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British Dictionary definitions for polycarbonate

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəˌneɪt, -nɪt) /

any of a class of strong transparent thermoplastic resins used in moulding materials, laminates, etc
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