- a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the polymerization of vinyl chloride: used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation, and pipings.
Origin of polyvinyl chloride
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He saw a chain barrier covered with PVC piping that the Jeep had apparently struck and damaged before becoming stuck.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’
September 17, 2014
For smaller volumes, Kaijser said, the differential between wood and PVC is about 10 percent.
“If you do the math, it is like 150,000 tons of PVC plastic,” said Kaijser.
- polyvinyl chloride; a synthetic thermoplastic material made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. The properties depend on the added plasticizer. The flexible forms are used in hosepipes, insulation, shoes, garments, etc. Rigid PVC is used for moulded articles
- the full name of PVC
Word Origin and History for pvc
also P.V.C., initialism from polyvinyl chloride (1933); see polyvinyl.
- polyvinyl chloride
- premature ventricular contraction
- A common thermoplastic vinyl that is used in a variety of manufactured products.
- See polyvinyl chloride.
- A synthetic resin, composed of repeating units of vinyl chloride (C2H3Cl). Polyvinyl chloride is very versatile and is used in a wide variety of products, including rainwear, garden hoses, audio discs, and floor tiles.