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English adjective: plastic

1. plastic capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)


SamplesPlastic substances such as wax or clay.


Synonymsfictile, moldable


Similarelastic


Antonymsinelastic

2. plastic capable of being influenced or formed


SamplesThe plastic minds of children.
A pliant nature.


Synonymspliant


Similarimpressible, impressionable, waxy


Antonymsunimpressionable

3. plastic forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning


SamplesA formative influence.
A formative experience.


Synonymsformative, shaping


Similarconstructive


Antonymsdestructive


English noun: plastic

1. plastic (substance) generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives


Broader (hypernym)solid


Narrower (hyponym)ABS, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, amino plastic, amino resin, aminoplast, Bakelite, cellulosic, coumarone resin, coumarone-indene resin, fluorocarbon plastic, Mylar, phenolic plastic, phenolic urea, polyester, polypropene, polypropylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl-formaldehyde, resinoid, silicone resin, Teflon, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin, thermosetting compositions, thermosetting resin, vinyl, Vinylite

2. plastic (possession) a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered


SamplesDo you take plastic?.


Synonymscharge card, charge plate, credit card


Broader (hypernym)charge account credit, open-end credit, positive identification, revolving credit


Narrower (hyponym)bank card, calling card, cash card, cashcard, phone card


Part holonymmagnetic stripe









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