nylon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arbitrary letters + -on (by analogy with cotton); the frequently heard claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York ("NY") and London ("Lon") is a myth.

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nylon ‎(countable and uncountable, plural nylons)

  1. 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.
  2. (plural only) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
    They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m

  1. nylon (copolymer consisting of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers)

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon

  1. nylon

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nylon (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative nylon nylonit
genitive nylonin nylonien
nyloneiden
nyloneitten
partitive nylonia nyloneita
nyloneja
illative nyloniin nyloneihin
singular plural
nominative nylon nylonit
accusative nom.? nylon nylonit
gen. nylonin
genitive nylonin nylonien
nyloneiden
nyloneitten
partitive nylonia nyloneita
nyloneja
inessive nylonissa nyloneissa
elative nylonista nyloneista
illative nyloniin nyloneihin
adessive nylonilla nyloneilla
ablative nylonilta nyloneilta
allative nylonille nyloneille
essive nylonina nyloneina
translative nyloniksi nyloneiksi
instructive nylonein
abessive nylonitta nyloneitta
comitative nyloneineen

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m ‎(plural nylons)

  1. nylon (material)

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Noun[edit]

nylon m (uncountable)

  1. nylon (a synthetic polymer)