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polycarbonate

Syllabification: pol·y·car·bon·ate
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈkärbəˌnāt, -nət
 
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Definition of polycarbonate in English:

noun

A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many molding materials and films.
Example sentences
  • Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.
  • Janos Hajito made his discovery by mixing fluorescent dyes with polycarbonate, a transparent polymer.
  • The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.

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