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English definition of “plastic”

plastic

noun [C/U]  /ˈplæs·tɪk/ us  

plastic noun [C/U] (MATERIAL)

any one of a group of materials made chemically and shaped into different forms for different uses: [U] The cover of the book is actually made of plastic, though it looks like cloth. [C] Plastics can be produced in the form of fibers or sheets and are used in building materials as well as in consumer goods.

plastic

adjective  /ˈplæs·tɪk/ us  

plastic adjective (SOFT)

soft enough to be shaped into different forms: Clay is a plastic material.
(Definition of plastic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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