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.


  1. acrylic

    Acrylic is a type of synthetic material primarily made of polymers derived from acrylic acid. It can refer to various products including paints, fibers, and plastic, which are characterized by their transparency, durability, flexibility, and resistance to weather and chemicals. It's often used in various industries as a lighter, safer, and more readily available alternative to glass.

  2. acrylic

    Acrylic refers to a type of synthetic polymer material commonly used in various manufacturing processes. As an adjective, it's often used to describe items, such as paint or fabric, made from polymers derived from esters of acrylic acid or related compounds. It is characterized by its durability, transparency, and flexibility. In art, acrylic paint is a medium that has fast drying properties and is water-soluble, but becomes water-resistant when dry.

  3. acrylic

    Acrylic is a type of synthetic material, specifically a polymer, that is made from acrylic acid or related compounds. It's known for its transparency, resilience, flexibility, and resistance to breakage. It's frequently used in crafting, jewelry, and home decoration, and can also refer to quick-drying paints containing pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion.

  4. acrylic

    Acrylic is a type of synthetic material made from polymers of acrylic acid or acrylates. It can be produced in a variety of forms such as paints, fibers, sheets, or resins. Acrylic is characterized by its durability, transparency, water-resistance, flexibility, and ability to withstand weather conditions. It's often used in various crafts, constructions, and industries, including to create clothing, furniture, artworks, signage, and more.

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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