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English definition of “plastic”

plastic

noun [C/U] (MATERIAL)   /ˈplæs·tɪk/
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.
(Definition of plastic noun (MATERIAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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