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Definition of the noun acrylic

What does acrylic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acrylics

  1. polymerized from acrylonitrile
  2. a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives
  3. used especially by artists
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of acrylic: acrylic paint
    • more generic words: paint / pigment = a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface
  4. a synthetic fabric
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Alternative definition of the noun acrylic


  1. [organic chemistry] An acrylic resin.
  2. A paint containing an acrylic resin.
  3. a painting executed using such a paint.
  4. A thick sheet of plastic.
  5. A liquid coating system based on an acrylic resin

Definition of the adjective acrylic

What does acrylic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. [organic chemistry] Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile.
  2. Containing an acrylic resin.


  1. "Acrylic" is a musical single of The Courteeners.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Acrylic" is a musical album of The Courteeners.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Acrylic" is the 2nd single released by indie rock band The Courteeners, it is available on their debut studio album St. Jude as a bonus track. It was released on 22 October 2007 on a CD single and 7 inch vinyl reaching #44 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is a satire of Libertines soundalike bands swarming the music industry of the past few years, declaring them to have an "okay Jacket" (a pun on their clothing and the jacket of a book) but having "no spine" (a continuation of the theme of books and dismissing the bands as spineless and hollow). The single was relatively Libertines-esque in its delivery, but this was intentional irony that many members of the music press neglected to understand.


"Acrylic" is a book by Walter Foster.

Phrases with Acrylic

  1. acrylic acid
  2. acrylic fiber
  3. acrylic paint
  4. acrylic resin

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acrylic

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Google previewIndustrial Espionage (2013)

Developing a Counterespionage Program by Daniel J. Benny

Acrylic is a plastic and offers little protection. It also breaks into large shards when broken.

Google previewPaint Realistic Animals in Acrylic with Lee Hammond (2007)

by Lee Hammond

Acrylic is a very forgiving medium. Ifyou don't like what you have done, you can simply paint right over it. Relax and enjoy the process, and have a wonderful time with your new adventure. Acrylic is a wonderful medium. The more you use it, ...

Google previewEat Your Greens (2014)

The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops by David Kennedy

Acrylic is a rigid very clear plastic that is the second most durable common glazing material, usually lasting 20 years or more. It is available in single and double ...

Google previewNew Holland Professional: Manicure and Pedicure (2008)

The Complete Guide to Professional Results by Rosie Watson

Acrylic is the most popular bonding used...

Google previewPaint People in Acrylic with Lee Hammond (2006)

by Lee Hammond

Acrylic is a very forgiving medium. If you don't like what you've done, you can simply paint right over it! Acrylic paintings are "built" much like three-dimensional objects. You start with a basic foundation of color, and then add layer after layer, ...

Google previewPeople (Collins Learn to Paint) (2015)

by Sharon Finmark

Like watercolour, acrylic is a waterbased paint, but it has unique qualities. The pigment is bound with a synthetic resin which dries very rapidly to form a waterproof 'skin', which allows you to overpaint without disturbing the colours beneath.

Google previewDental Radiography - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

Principles and Techniques by Joen Iannucci, Laura Jansen Howerton

Of the nonmetallic restorations, porcelain is the most dense and least radiolucent, and acrylic is the least dense and most radiolucent. Amalgam Restorations Amalgam ...

Google previewCataract (2013)

by J.L. Güell

Foldable hydrophobic acrylic is the most popular material, which is also available in yellow (blue light absorbing) models and several IOL shapes. Al- though a very effective and safe material, water penetra- tion producing glistenings and ...

Google previewBiomechanical Engineering of Textiles and Clothing (2006)

by Yan Li, D X-Q Dai

Acrylic is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units. The first example was made in Germany in 1893. Since then, many efforts ...

Google previewSabrina Soto Home Design (2012)

A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams by Sabrina Soto

Acrylic is the wool imitator of this group, with the same soft feel and fire and stain resistance (although it, too, has a tendency to pill). ○ Acetate is a low-cost alternative that looks convincingly like silk and maintains an attractive flowing shape ...

Google previewInterior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects (2013)

by David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425

Acrylic and Modacrylic Acrylic is a synthetic fiber that has.

Google previewSpringer Handbook of Lasers and Optics (2012)

by Frank Träger

Acrylic is the most commonly used optical plastic. It is made by polymerizing the monomer methyl methacrylate. PMMA is moderately priced and easy to mold. It shows high transparency, low birefringence, a high Abbe number, outstanding ...

Google previewBack and Bed (2004)

Ergonomic Aspects of Sleeping by Bart Haex

Acrylic is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% of acrylonitrile units. DuPont first commercially manufactured acrylic fibers in 1950. Under the ...

Google previewAcrylic Innovation (2010)

Styles and Techniques Featuring 84 Visionary Artists by Nancy Reyner

Acrylic is a glue. Any acrylic paint or product can function ...

Google previewGreenhouse Gardener's Companion (2000)

Growing Food and Flowers in Your Greenhouse Or Sunspace by Shane Smith

Often, acrylic is a clear material. Although not as clear as glass, it can be clearer than polycarbonate. However, like most plastics it is easily scratched. It is moderately expensive as a single sheet. As you get into shopping for the multiple -layer, ...

Google previewJewelry Making (2003)

Tips and Tricks of the Trade by Stephen O'Keeffe

Acrylic is a tactile material, inviting to the touch, and its optical properties are superior to glass. Acrylic can be sawn with a hacksaw or a coping saw. It can be drilled, filed, abraded, and highly polished, using similar techniques to those used on ...

Google previewPolarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers (2007)

by Toralf Scharf

Acrylic is the most commonly used optical plastic. Because its refractive index and dispersion values are similar to those of common crown glasses (particularly BK 7), acrylic is referred to as the crown of ...

Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (1996)

by M. Alger

ACRYLIC ELASTOMER acidic mucopolysaccharide (acid mucopolysaccharide) A glycosoaminoglycan, usually found in animal connective tissues. It consists of alternating sequences of hexos- amine (D-galactosamine or D-glucosamine) and ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

acrylic (a-kril'ik) 1. An acrylic resin.

Google previewSzycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (1992)

by Michael Szycher

(acrylic aldehyde, propenal, allyl aldehyde, acral- dehyde). A reactive liquid obtained from the oxidation of allyl alcohol or propylene, and frequently used as ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

(propenal, acrylic, or allyl aldehyde) CH2=CHCHO .

Google previewCondensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms (2012)

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

ACRYLIC RESIN Table 2 continued Chemical Chemical Family Trade Names Name/Synonyms Bis(Dimethylthiocarba Organic sulfide TETD myl) disulfide 1,3- Diphenyl-2-thiourea | Rubber accelerator A-1 Thiocarbanilide Carbamide ...

Google previewChemical Tradename Dictionary (1997)

by Michael Ash, Irene Ash

Acrylic textile fiber. Acrilev. [Finetex] Phosphate ester salts; detergent, wetting agent dye leveler for textiles. Acrisint [3-V; Sigma Prodotti Chimici] Carbomer. emulsifier, thickener, stabilizer, suspending agent for cosmetics. Acritamer.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2015)

by Graham A. Colditz

Acrylic fiber is also produced from a polymer ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3R1Y4L1I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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