Polymerization



[puh-lim-er-uh-zey-shuh n, pol-uh-mer-] /pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
the act or process of forming a polymer or compound.
2.
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)
3.
the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
/pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-/
noun
1.
the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
n.

1866, from polymer + -ization.

polymerization po·lym·er·i·za·tion (pə-lĭm’ər-ĭ-zā’shən, pŏl’ə-mər-)
n.

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