Definitions for vinylˈvaɪn l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the univalent group C3H3, derived from ethylene.
any resin formed by polymerizing vinyl compounds or any plastic made from such resins.
Slang.a phonograph record made of vinyl.
Category: Hi-Fi and Audio, Informal
Origin of vinyl:
1860–65; < L vīn(um)wine+ -yl
vinyl, vinyl group, vinyl radical(noun)
a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene
shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings
The univalent radical CH=CH, derived from ethylene
Any of various compounds and substances containing the vinyl radical, especially various tough, flexible, shiny plastics
Phonograph records as a medium
Many DJs prefer vinyl to CDs.
containing the vinyl radical
Made of polyvinyl chloride.
the hypothetical radical C2H3, regarded as the characteristic residue of ethylene and that related series of unsaturated hydrocarbons with which the allyl compounds are homologous
In chemistry, vinyl or ethenyl is the functional group −CH=CH2, namely the ethene molecule minus one hydrogen atom. The name is also used for any compound containing that group, namely R−CH=CH2 where R is any other group of atoms. An industrially important example is vinyl chloride, precursor to PVC, a plastic commonly known as vinyl. Vinil is one of the alkenyl functional groups. On a carbon skeleton, sp²-hybridized carbons or positions are often called vinylic. Allyls, acrylates and styrenics contain vinyl groups.
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