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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 previewPrivate Investigation and Homeland Security (2016)

by Daniel J. Benny

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

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 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 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 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 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 previewThe Economics of Human Systems Integration (2011)

Valuation of Investments in People?s Training and Education, Safety and Health, and Work Productivity by William B. Rouse

The UV acrylic is a one-part material that is dispensed directly from the manufacturer's container and has a greater shelf-life.

Google previewDesign Essentials for the Motion Media Artist (2013)

A Practical Guide to Principles & Techniques by Angie Taylor

Acrylic is a very flexible paint. It is water based (like watercolor and gouache), but it can be painted in a wide range of styles and consistencies using a wide range of implements. It can be watered down and sponged (or brushed) to ...

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 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 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 previewPolymer Science Dictionary (2017)

by Mark Alger

acrylic acid (propenoic acid) Produced mostly by aerial oxidation of propylene at 400– 500 ıC. Useful as the monomer for polyacrylic acid and as a comonomer in ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

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

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

active area active components Technical Brief 1 : Acrylics ACRYLIC PLASTICS comprise a broad array of polymers and copolymers in which the major monomeric constituents belong to two families of esters-acrylates and methacrylates.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 2 - Additives to Alpha by John J. McKetta Jr

Polyfunctional, high boiling allyl esters, ethers, amides, allyl acrylic, and related monomers offer many possibilities for curable coatings and adhesives with or without use of solvents. lt is believed that further development of allyl polymerization ...

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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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