noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin vinum wine Date: 1863 1. a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom 2. a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymer • vinylic adjective

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  • vinyl — [vī′nəl] n. [< L vinum, wine (see VINE) + YL] 1. the monovalent radical CH2:CH characteristic of many derivatives of ethylene, its hydride 2. a resin or plastic formed from a polymerized vinyl compound 3. Informal phonograph records made of… …   English World dictionary

  • Vinyl — steht für: Vinylgruppe, Bestandteil organischer Moleküle Polyvinylchlorid (PVC) als Kurzform Schallplatte (umgangssprachlich), wird seit 1948 aus Polyvinylchlorid hergestellt Vinyl (Film), Film von Andy Warhol aus dem Jahr 1965 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vinyl — Vi nyl, n. [L. vinum wine + yl.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinyl — Vinyl, nach Kolbe das organische Radical C4 H3, dessen Wasserstoffverbindung das Elayl (ölbildende Gas) ist, zum Unterschied von dem ihm isomeren Radical der Essigsäure …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vinyl — (Äthenyl), die einwertige Atomgruppe C2H3 oder CH2 = CH , ist für sich allein nicht existenzfähig, findet sich im Vinylchlorid CH2 = CHCl, im Vinylalkohol CH2 = CH.OH, im Vinyläther CH2.CH.O.CH.CH2 etc.; Vinylbenzol, s. Styrol …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vinyl ! — Vinyl ! est un film français d Alexandre Mathis sous le nom de Herbert Mathese (P H Mathis) tourné à Paris et dans la forêt de Fontainebleau en mars 1970. Synopsis Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète. Votre aide… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vinyl — (n.) plastic or synthetic resin, 1939, short for POLYVINYL (Cf. polyvinyl); not in widespread use until late 1950s. Slang meaning phonograph record (1976) replaced WAX (Cf. wax) (n.) in that sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • vinyl — ► NOUN 1) synthetic resin or plastic based on polyvinyl chloride, used e.g. for wallpaper and emulsion paint and formerly for gramophone records. 2) Chemistry the unsaturated hydrocarbon radical CH=CH2, derived from ethylene. ORIGIN from Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • Vinyl — A vinyl compound is any organic compound that contains a vinyl group (also called ethenyl), −CH=CH2. These are derivatives of ethene, CH2=CH2, with one hydrogen atom substituted with some other group.A related phrase is vinylidene which stands… …   Wikipedia

  • vinyl — [[t]va͟ɪnɪl[/t]] vinyls 1) N MASS: oft N n Vinyl is a strong plastic used for making things such as floor coverings and furniture. ...a modern vinyl floor covering. ...a reclining chair upholstered in shiny blue vinyl. 2) N UNCOUNT: oft on N You… …   English dictionary

  • vinyl — /ˈvaɪnəl / (say vuynuhl) noun 1. any of various vinyl polymers, especially that used in the making of gramophone records. 2. Colloquial records, viewed collectively: I ve got vinyl and no CDs. –adjective 3. Chemistry of or relating to, or… …  

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