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Art & Architecture Thesaurus

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Generic term for materials derived from vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate, or vinylidene chloride. Commonly used with reference to all polymers and copolymers of which vinyl chloride is a constituent. Use more precise terminology for known materials such as "polyvinyl chloride" or "polyvinyl acetate."


copolymer, vinyl

resin, vinyl

vinyl polymers

vinyl copolymer

vinyl polymer

vinyl resin

polymer, vinyl

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