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División en sílabas: ny·lon
Pronunciación: /ˈnīˌlän

Definición de nylon en inglés:


1A tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a proteinlike chemical structure, able to be produced as filaments, sheets, or molded objects.
Example sentences
  • The resulting hydrogenated compounds are starting materials for nylon and polyester intermediates.
  • For example, consider the production of adipic acid, which is used to manufacture nylon 6,6.
  • Nylon is one of the most common polymers used as a fiber.
1.1Fabric or yarn made from nylon fibers.
Example sentences
  • They found these blue and gray nylon fibers in Westerfield's home and two dozen of them in and around her body.
  • The fuel cells in the tanker are made of nylon fabric less than one-sixteenth of an inch thick.
  • The inquest heard that the blue nylon rope had been woven through the loops of a trellis attached to a gazebo rather than tied.
1.2 (nylons) Stockings or hose made of nylon.
Example sentences
  • I turned her on to nylons, garters, corsets, mini-skirts.
  • The garbage bag also contained underwear, socks and nylons.
  • Heidi suggested using a pair of tights or nylons, but I used my non-terrycloth kitchen towel with a cheesy Montmartre pattern on it, thinking it would be most appropriate.


1930s: an invented word, on the pattern of cotton and rayon.

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