What does vinyl mean?

Definitions for vinyl
ˈvaɪn lvinyl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vinyl, vinyl group, vinyl radicalnoun

    a univalent chemical radical derived from ethylene

  2. vinylnoun

    shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings


  1. vinylnoun

    The univalent radical CH=CH, derived from ethylene

  2. vinylnoun

    Any of various compounds and substances containing the vinyl radical, especially various tough, flexible, shiny plastics

  3. vinylnoun

    Phonograph records as a medium

    Many DJs prefer vinyl to CDs.

  4. vinyladjective

    containing the vinyl radical

  5. vinyladjective

    Made of polyvinyl chloride.


  1. vinyl

    Vinyl, also known as polyvinyl chloride or PVC, is a synthetic plastic polymer that is used in a variety of applications due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. It is typically found in two basic forms: rigid and flexible. The former is often used in construction for pipes and doors, while the latter is used for things like flooring and upholstery. Vinyl can also refer to a type of analog sound storage medium, commonly known as a vinyl record, which is made from this plastic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vinylnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. vinum wine + -yl.]


  1. Vinyl

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vinyl in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vinyl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vinyl in a Sentence

  1. Richard Peltier:

    Vinyl chloride, however, has a specific and important risk in that is contains a bunch of chlorine molecules, which can form some really awful combustion byproducts, these are often very toxic and often very persistent in the environment.

  2. Carl Mello:

    From Metallica lending credibility to RSD( and by extension, records/record stores) via their RSD release a decade ago, to Taylor Swift, foregrounding vinyl editions of Olivia Rodrigo recent releases, not as an afterthought, but as an important part of their launch.

  3. Larisa Latynina:

    She was a phenomenal sportswoman, vera and I were friends and we would give each other presents. We would also swap vinyl records.

  4. Ringo Starr:

    We used to play the vinyl in those days, we didn't think, 'We'll keep it for 50 years and it will be in pristine condition.' Whoever gets it, it will have my fingerprints on it.

  5. David Guetta:

    I remember buying those records and the label (vinyl sticker), (DJs) would use old records and print on top of it, melt it, and print on the top...very low quality, this was super, super underground.

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