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  1. vi·nyl
    IPA[ˈvīnl]
  2. noun

    • 1. synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, used especially for wallpapers and other covering materials and for phonograph records:

      light-reflecting vinyls can be hung in the usual way
    • 2. vinyl used as the standard material for phonograph records:

      fans had to wait almost a year before the song eventually appeared on vinyl
    • 3. a phonograph record:

      he had plenty of tapes and vinyls
    • 4. of or denoting the unsaturated hydrocarbon radical —CH=CH2, derived from ethylene by removal of a hydrogen atom:

      a vinyl group
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: vinyl, plural noun: vinyls

    • noun

      synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer, used for wallpapers and other covering materials and for gramophone records:

      vinyl used as the standard material for records:

    • noun

      a colorless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers.
    • noun

      a colorless toxic gas used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and other commercially important polymers.
    • noun

      a colourless toxic gas used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and other commercially important polymers.
    • noun

      a colourless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers.
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