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a·cryl·ic / əˈkrilik/ •
adj. (of synthetic resins and textile fibers) made from polymers of acrylic acid. ∎ of, relating to, or denoting paints based on acrylic resin as a medium.•
n. 1. an acrylic textile fiber.2. (often acrylics) an acrylic paint.
oxford views updated May 29 2018
Type of plastic, one of a group of synthetic, short-chain, unsaturated carboxylic acid
derivatives. Variation in the reagents and the method of formation yields either hard and transparent, soft and resilient, or liquid products. Their toughness and dimensional stability make acrylics useful for moulded structural parts, lenses, adhesives and paints.