Meaning of polymerization

po•lym•er•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (pu-lim"ur-u-zā'shun, pol"u-mur-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
  2. the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the likeor without such elimination
  3. the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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