Associations to the word «Nylon»
NYLON, noun. Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.
NYLON, noun. (plurale tantum) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
NYLON, noun. New York-London, a reference to trans-Atlantic life, people who spend time in both cities, a trans-Atlantic culture featuring both cities.
NYLON, noun. A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers.
NYLON, noun. A synthetic fabric.
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