a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the polymerization of vinyl chloride: used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation, and pipings.
the full name of PVC
polyvinyl chloride n.
A common thermoplastic vinyl that is used in a variety of manufactured products.
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.
[fawr-mal] /ˈfɔr mæl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, water-insoluble, polyvinyl acetal produced from partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl acetate and formaldehyde, used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers.
[pol-ee-vahy-nil-i-deen] /ˌpɒl i vaɪˈnɪl ɪˌdin/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. pertaining to or derived from a polymer of a vinylidene compound.
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. any of the class of thermoplastic resins derived by the polymerization or copolymerization of a polyvinylidene compound, used similarly to the polyvinyl resins.
[pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i-] /ˌpɒl iˌvaɪn l pɪˈroʊ lɪˌdoʊn, -ˈrɒl ɪ-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (C 6 H 9 NO) n , used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.