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NYLON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nylon mean? 

NYLON (noun)
  The noun NYLON has 2 senses:

1. a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers
2. a synthetic fabric

  Familiarity information: NYLON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NYLON (noun)


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Meaning:

A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("nylon" is a kind of...):

man-made fiber; synthetic fiber (created from natural materials or by chemical processes)

polyamide; polymeric amide (a polymer containing repeated amide groups)


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Meaning:

A synthetic fabric

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("nylon" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


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