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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where plastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • do you take plastic?

Synonyms for plastic in the sense of this definition

(plastic is a kind of ...) evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance

"a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"

(plastic is a kind of ...) a consumer credit line that can be used up to a certain limit or paid down at any time

(... is a kind of plastic ) a credit card issued by a bank

(... is a kind of plastic ) a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls

(... is a kind of plastic ) a credit card that entitles the holder to receive cash

(plastic is a part of ...) a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

(plastic is a kind of ...) matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of plastic ) any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances

(... is a kind of plastic ) a polymeric silicone compound

(... is a kind of plastic ) a polymer of vinyl formaldehyde

(... is a kind of plastic ) a polymer of propylene used as a thermoplastic molding material

(... is a kind of plastic ) a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

(... is a kind of plastic ) a plastic consisting of phenolic resins

(... is a kind of plastic ) a plastic made with fluorocarbon

(... is a kind of plastic ) a thermoplastic resin obtained by polymerization of indene and coumarone; used in coatings and paint and asphalt tile

(... is a kind of plastic ) a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)

(... is a kind of plastic ) a plastic (synthetic resin) made from amino compounds; used as an adhesive and as a coating for paper and textiles

(... is a kind of plastic ) a plastic containing resins

(... is a kind of plastic ) any of various vinyl resins

(... is a kind of plastic ) a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided

(... is a kind of plastic ) a thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.

(... is a kind of plastic ) a material that hardens when heated and cannot be remolded

(... is a kind of plastic ) a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled

(... is a kind of plastic ) a thin polyester film

(... is a kind of plastic ) shiny and tough and flexible plastic; used especially for floor coverings

Definition 3: forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where plastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a formative influence
  • a formative experience
  • the plastic forces of nature

Synonyms for plastic in the sense of this definition

(plastic is similar to ...) constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

"constructive criticism" "a constructive attitude" "a constructive philosophy" "constructive permission"

Definition 4: capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where plastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plastic substances such as wax or clay

Synonyms for plastic in the sense of this definition

(plastic is similar to ...) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

Definition 5: capable of being influenced or formed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where plastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plastic minds of children
  • a pliant nature

Synonyms for plastic in the sense of this definition

(plastic is similar to ...) easily impressed or influenced

"an impressionable youngster" "an impressionable age" "a waxy mind"

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