Definition of aramid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerəmid/


Any of a class of synthetic polymers, related to nylon, that yield fibers of exceptional strength and thermal stability.
Example sentences
  • The most common fibers used in structural applications are fiberglass, aramid, and carbon.
  • The aramid fibers in the bead will stretch a little, typically enough to make a tight tire go on much more easily by hand afterwards.
  • It is largely made from carbon and aramid, which replaces fibreglass and is said to be much stronger and lighter.


1970s: from ar(omatic) + (poly)amid(e).

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Syllabification: ar·a·mid

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