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.

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Trey Ganem of SoulShine Industries:

    We don't just put a vinyl wrap on top. We actually custom paint every single one. We take the casket completely apart, and we paint the hardware, we paint the bars, the class and the passion that we put into these is bar none.

  4. 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.

  5. Dennis Quaid:

    My agent wanted to represent him and he said no I want to do it on my own, and then, of course, he gets an agent on his own and his first movie is Hunger Games. Then he gets in [Martin] Scorseses Vinyl on television, which was the hottest show there was. Now hes doing The Boys, which is the hottest thing on streaming. Its a great show.

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  • الفينيلArabic
  • Vinyl, Vinyl-Schallplatte, SchallplatteGerman
  • βινυλοχλωρίδιο, βινύλιοGreek
  • وینیلPersian
  • vinyyli, vinyyliryhmäFinnish
  • vinyle, disque vinyleFrench
  • द्राक्ष्यलHindi
  • vinile, vinilicoItalian
  • ビニル基, レコード, ビニール, ビニルJapanese
  • 비닐, 레코드Korean
  • виниловая пластинка, пластинка, винилRussian
  • vinylSwedish
  • вініловіUkrainian

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. demolish
    • B. acclaim
    • C. disturb
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