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Definition of "polymer" []

  • Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule. (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 "polymer" in a sentence
  • "Thanks to recent advances in polymer-tipped, spire-point bullets that are safe to use in tubular magazines, lever-action rifles — once generally considered to be short-range, big-woods specialists — are now as capable as many short-action bolt rifles."
  • "Another Nobel Prize for contributions in polymer chemistry was given to Paul J. Flory of"
  • "Milan for their discoveries in polymer chemistry and technology."