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[pol-ee-kahr-buh-neyt, -nit] /ˌpɒl iˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt/
noun, Chemistry
a synthetic thermoplastic resin, a linear polymer of carbonic acid, used for molded products, films, and nonbreakable windows.
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Origin of polycarbonate Unabridged
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Examples from the web for polycarbonate
  • Pee into a polycarbonate bottle and wash it out when its full.
  • These are solid polycarbonate sheets with a texture on one surface.
  • The polycarbonate lenses-available in three shades of gray-render a true yet glare-free picture of the world.
  • It is made from a polycarbonate alloy, a type of plastic that resists penetration better than the polyethylene normally used.
  • Plastic and polycarbonate lenses require a scratch-resistant coating to prolong their useful life.
  • The scientists are withdrawing water with a syringe from a core encased in polycarbonate tubing.
British Dictionary definitions for polycarbonate


/ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəˌneɪt; -nɪt/
any of a class of strong transparent thermoplastic resins used in moulding materials, laminates, etc
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