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Definition of "polymerization" [pol•y•mer•i•za•tion]

  • The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer. (noun)
  • A chemical process that effects this bonding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polymerization" in a sentence
  • "In the next step, known as polymerization, the VCM molecule forms chains, converting the gas into a fine, white powder †"vinyl resin â€" which becomes the basis for the final process, compounding."
  • "Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is both complex and expensive."
  • "Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is complex and expensive."