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English definition of “plastic”

plastic

noun [U] (MONEY)    /ˈplæs.tɪk/ (also plastic money)
credit cards or debit cards, rather than money in the form of notes, coins, or cheques: I'd prefer a restaurant where they take plastic.Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of plastic noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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