What does acrylic mean?

Definitions for acrylic
əˈkrɪl ɪkac·rylic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acrylic fiber, acrylicnoun

    polymerized from acrylonitrile

  2. acrylic, acrylic resin, acrylate resinnoun

    a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives

  3. acrylic, acrylic paintnoun

    used especially by artists

  4. acrylicnoun

    a synthetic fabric


  1. acrylicadjective

    Of or pertaining to a derivative of acrylic acid, or an object consisting mostly of an acrylic resin; as, an acrylic window.

  2. acrylicadjective

    (Chem.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical (R.CH:CH.CO-) of which acrolein (H2C:CH.CHO) is the hydride; as, acrylic acid. The characteristic residue in an acrylic compound is the carbonyl group attached directly to an ethylenic carbon.

  3. Acrylicadjective

    A paint in which the pigment is suspended in a solution of an acrylic resin, which dries to a hard film on exposure to air.

  4. Acrylicadjective

    A painting made using an acrylic paint; as, he donated several of his acrylics to the museum.

  5. Acrylicadjective

    Same as acrylic resin.

  6. Acrylicadjective

    Same as acrylic fiber.


  1. acrylicnoun

    An acrylic resin.

  2. acrylicnoun

    A paint containing an acrylic resin.

    When it comes to painting, i prefer using acrylics as my medium.

  3. acrylicnoun

    a painting executed using such a paint.

  4. acrylicnoun

    A thick sheet of plastic.

  5. acrylicnoun

    A liquid coating system based on an acrylic resin

  6. acrylicadjective

    Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile.

  7. acrylicadjective

    Containing an acrylic resin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acrylicadjective

    of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrylic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrylic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of acrylic in a Sentence

  1. Annette Hosoi:

    In my view, one of the toughest challenges to overcome was fabricating controlled hairy surfaces, one of our postdoctoral associates, Jose Alvarado, figured out how to manufacture these test surfaces; he devised a way to cast the hairs in acrylic molds using a teflon-like coating to facilitate the release of the final structures.

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