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Polyethylene vs. Nylon

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Polyethylenenoun

(organic compound) A polymer consisting of many ethylene monomers bonded together; used for kitchenware, containers etc.

Nylonnoun

Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.

Polyethylenenoun

a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation

Nylonnoun

(plurale tantum) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.

β€˜They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.’;

Polyethylene

Polyethylene or polythene (abbreviated PE; IUPAC name polyethene or poly(methylene)) is the most common plastic in use today. It is a polymer, primarily used for packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes and containers including bottles, etc.).

Nylonnoun

Any of several thermoplastic polyamide plastics, comprising a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials, used mostly in fibers.

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Nylonnoun

A synthetic fabric consisting of fibers of nylon[wn1].

Nylonnoun

Stockings made of a thin form of nylon{2}, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.

Nylonnoun

a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials

Nylonnoun

a synthetic fabric

Nylon

Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers composed of polyamides (repeating units linked by amide links). Nylon is a silk-like thermoplastic, generally made from petroleum, that can be melt-processed into fibers, films, or shapes.

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