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copolymer

[koh-pol-uh-mer] /koʊˈpɒl ə mər/
noun
1.
a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers together.
Origin of copolymer
1935-1940
1935-40; co- + polymer
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  • copolymerization refers to methods used to chemically synthesize a copolymer.
  • A terpolymer is a copolymer consisting of three distinct monomers.
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copolymer

/kəʊˈpɒlɪmə/
noun
1.
a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers) Compare polymer, oligomer
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copolymer
  (kō-pŏl'ə-mər)   
A polymer of two or more different monomers. The synthetic rubber used to make tire treads and shoe soles, for example, is a copolymer made of the monomers butadiene and styrene.
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