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polymerization

[ puh-lim-er-uh-zey-shuhn, pol-uh-mer- ]
/ pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər- /
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noun Chemistry.
the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the like (condensation polymerization ), or without such elimination (addition polymerization ).
the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
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Origin of polymerization

First recorded in 1875–80; polymerize + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for polymerization

polymerization

polymerisation

/ (pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən, ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-) /

noun
the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
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