AskDefine | Define acrylic

Dictionary Definition



1 polymerized from acrylonitrile [syn: acrylic fiber]
2 a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives [syn: acrylic resin, acrylate resin]
3 used especially by artists [syn: acrylic paint]
4 a synthetic fabric

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  1. Derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile.
  2. Containing an acrylic resin.


derived from acrylic acid or acrylonitrile
containing an acrylic resin


  1. An acrylic resin.
  2. A paint containing an acrylic resin; a painting executed using such a paint.

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Extensive Definition

Acrylic may refer to:
  • chemical compounds that contain the acryl group derived from acrylic acid
  • Acrylic fiber, a synthetic polymer fiber that contains at least 85% acrylonitrile
  • Acrylic paint, fast-drying paint containing pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion
  • Polymethyl methacrylate (also known as "acrylic glass" and "Plexiglas"), the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate
  • Creature House Expression, a vector graphics editor that was developed by Creature House and later acquired by Microsoft
acrylic in German: Polyacryl
acrylic in French: Acrylique
acrylic in Korean: 아크릴
acrylic in Japanese: アクリル
acrylic in Polish: Akryl

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bakelite, Buna, Celluloid, Formica, Lucite, Mylar, PVC, Perspex, Plexiglas, Styrofoam, Teflon, acetate, acetate nitrate, alkyd, aminoplast, casein plastic, cellophane, cellulose acetate, cellulose ether, cellulose nitrate, cellulosic, coumarone-indene, epoxy, fluorocarbon plastic, furane, lignin, melamine, multiresin, neoprene, nitrate, nylon, phenolic urea, polyester, polymeric amide, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, resinoid, silicone resin, tetrafluoroethylene, urea, urea formaldehyde, vinyl
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