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Definition of acrylic (Meaning of acrylic)
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Acrylic A*cryl"ic, a.
	     1. (Chem.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical
	        of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid. The
	        characteristic residue in an acrylic compound is the
	        carbonyl group attached directly to an ethylenic carbon.
	        [1913 Webster +PJC]
	
	     2. same as {acrylic resin}.
	        [PJC]
	
	     3. same as {acrylic fiber}.
	        [PJC]
	
	     4. a paint in which the pigment is suspended in a solution of
	        an {acrylic resin}, which dries to a hard film on exposure
	        to air.
	        [PJC]
	
	     5. a painting made using an acrylic paint.
	        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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