Definitions for olefinˈoʊ lə fɪn; ˈoʊ lə fɪn, -ˌfin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•le•finˈoʊ lə fɪn; ˈoʊ lə fɪn, -ˌfin(n.)

also o•le•fine

  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: alkene.

Origin of olefin:

1855–60; < F (gaz) oléf(iant) ethylene

o`le•fin′ic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alkene, olefine, olefin(noun)

    any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon

Wiktionary

  1. olefin(Noun)

    Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond.

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