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ˈreɪ ɒnray·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rayonnoun

    a synthetic silklike fabric


  1. Rayonnoun

    A synthetic fiber, made of thin filaments of regenerated cellulose, extruded from a solution of viscose. Called also viscose fiber and viscose rayon fiber.

  2. Rayonnoun

    a textile fabric made from rayon.


  1. rayonnoun

    A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.


  1. Rayon

    Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber, made from natural sources of regenerated cellulose, such as wood and related agricultural products. It has the same molecular structure as cellulose. It is also called viscose. Many types and grades of viscose fibers and films exist. Some imitate the feel and texture of natural fibers such as silk, wool, cotton, and linen. The types that resemble silk are often called artificial silk. The fibre is used to make textiles for clothing and other purposes. Rayon production involves solubilizing cellulose to allow turning the fibers into required form. Three common ways to solubilize are the cuprammonium process, not in use today, using ammoniacal solutions of copper salts; the viscose process, the most common today, using alkali and carbon disulfide; and the Lyocell process, using amine oxide. The last avoids the neurotoxic carbon disulfide of the viscose process but is also more expensive.


  1. rayon

    Rayon is a synthetic textile material made from regenerated cellulose (such as wood pulp), often used as a substitute for natural fibers like silk, cotton and wool. It is a type of man-made fiber, characterized by its smoothness, shine and high absorbency. Rayon is used in a variety of products including clothing, upholstery, and other household textiles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rayonnoun

    ray; beam

  2. Etymology: [F.]


  1. Rayon

    Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. Because it is produced from naturally occurring polymers, it is neither a truly synthetic fiber nor a natural fiber; it is a semi-synthetic or artificial fiber. Rayon is known by the names viscose rayon and modal in the textile industry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rayon

    rā′on, n. (Spens.) a ray. [Fr.]

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  1. RAYON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rayon is ranked #25954 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rayon surname appeared 946 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rayon.

    69.9% or 662 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    18.9% or 179 total occurrences were White.
    7.1% or 68 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 22 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rayon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rayon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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