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Noun: plastic  pla-stik
  1. Generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be moulded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
     
  2. 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
    "do you take plastic?";
    - credit card, charge card, charge plate
Adjective: plastic  pla-stik
  1. Capable of being moulded or modelled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
    "plastic substances such as wax or clay";
    - fictile, moldable [N. Amer], mouldable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Capable of being influenced or formed
    "the plastic minds of children";
    - pliant
     
  3. Forming or capable of forming or moulding or fashioning
    - formative, shaping

Derived forms: plastics

See also: constructive, elastic, impressible, impressionable, waxy

Type of: charge account credit, open-end credit, positive identification, revolving credit, solid

Encyclopedia: Plastic