Chemistry. the vinyl group, the univalent group C3H3, derived from ethylene.
any resin formed by polymerizing vinyl compounds, or any of a group of plastics made from such resins: This flooring is vinyl, although it looks like wood.
- phonograph records made of vinyl, considered collectively: I'd like to sell my collection of vinyl.
- vinyl as the material or medium for such records or recordings: songs recorded on vinyl.
Chemistry. containing the vinyl group.
Origin of vinyl
< Latin vīn(um
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Examples from the Web for vinyl
Contemporary Examples of vinyl
There have been many reactions to the digitization of our lives, like the resurgence of vinyl and the entire Maker movement.
Actually, the very first thing that came out—the vinyl of Is This It—was released on September 11, 2001.
In a telling repudiation of its corporate priorities, serious music fans increasingly want to own vinyl from 50 years ago.
My social circle at that time was the D.C. punk scene and we were all listening to vinyl.
When The Beatles recorded an LP, they rarely had any leftovers; almost everything they wrote was eventually pressed on vinyl.
British Dictionary definitions for vinyl
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH 2 CH-a vinyl polymer; vinyl chloride
(modifier) of, consisting of, or made of a vinyl resina vinyl raincoat
any vinyl polymer, resin, or plastic, esp PVC
(collectively) conventional records made of vinyl as opposed to compact discs
Word Origin for vinyl
C19: from vini- + -yl
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Word Origin and History for vinyl
plastic or synthetic resin, 1939, short for polyvinyl; not in widespread use until late 1950s. Slang meaning "phonograph record" (1976) replaced wax (n.) in that sense.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The univalent radical CH2-CH derived from ethylene.
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The group C2H3, derived from ethylene.
Any of various chemical compounds, typically highly reactive, that contain this group and are used in making plastics.
Any of various plastics made of vinyl, typically tough, flexible, and shiny, often used in upholstery and clothing.
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