• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polymerism (Chem) The state, quality, or relation of two or more polymeric substances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polymerism In chem., that property of certain compounds by virtue of which they differ in their molecular weights and in their chemical properties, though formed from the same elements, combined in the same proportion. Thus, the molecular weights of butyric acid (C4H8O2) and aldehyde (C2H4O) are 88 and 44 respectively and their chemical properties are wholly unlike, but both contain the same elements—carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen—combined in the same proportion. See isomerism, metamerism.
    • n polymerism Multiplicity of parts; presence of many parts in one whole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Polymerism pō-lim′ėr-ism a particular form of isomerism, the property possessed by several compounds of having similar percentage composition but different molecular weights.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. polys, many, meros, part.


In literature:

For its political result naturally it requires polymerous support.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
The glucose formed, it is admissible that a new polymerization with elimination of water produces starch.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
TNT war head, surrounded by a jacket filled with liquid HCN and a phosphate inhibitor to prevent polymerization.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
On a hunch I dropped in an aluminum alkyl, and then pushed the polymerization along with both ultraviolet and heat.
"The Professional Approach" by Charles Leonard Harness
From this formic aldehyde, or formol, we may obtain all the various carbohydrates by simple polymerization, i.e.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
C. It polymerizes readily to cyanuric chloride, C3N3Cl3.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Polymerism required no particular explanation, since this was given by the difference in molecular magnitude.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
The polymerization is generally done at 160 deg.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
At ordinary temperatures it rapidly polymerizes (probably to a tetramethylcylobutanedione).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Chesterton Company has a comprehensive line of mechanical seals, packing, coatings, cleaners, lubricants and polymeric seals designed to maximize plant performance.
Growing Concern Over the Use of ADCs in Polymeric Materials.
Determination of Melamine and its Analogues from Powdered Infant Milk Using Polymeric Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) and Reversed-Phase Chromatography.
Europe 1 115 772 A This patent covers DuPont's polymeric dispersants for a wide range of pigments in low-emission solventborne paints.
New Specification for Standard Specification for Polymeric Rain-screen Materials.
1.1 This standard is applicable to polymeric rain-screen materials and products, which are used to provide a means for drainage and ventilation of liquid and vapor moisture that enters an above-grade exterior wall assembly.
Normal industrial practice is to control foot-borne contamination with adhesive peel-off disposable mats, but polymeric contamination-control flooring is becoming increasingly popular.
A heat-sealable polymeric film was patented.
ICL Industrial Products expands production of polymeric flame retardants.
Polymerization of natural compounds may offer food, safety, medical solutions.
Heraeus has acquired the thick-film cermet product line from LORD Corp LORD entered this market in 2002 by acquiring Metech, a leading manufacturer of cermet and polymeric thick-film solutions.
New methods offer precise control of polymeric micelles.
Volume 85, Number 32 p. CONTROLLING THE FORMATION of complex polymeric nanostructures is no easy task.
At Polymeric Systems, we specialize in high-viscosity, oxygen/moisture-sensitive, single- and multi-component materials.
Elemix concrete additive from Syntheon—a wholly owned subsidiary of Nova Chemicals—is made up of lightweight polymeric spheres and is now available in an ICC-ES-code-complying version in gray and in white.

In science:

Indeed, the number (nM DS bg ) of relaxation steps between growth steps can be view as a relaxation process for chains during the polymerization stage.
Polymer chain generation for coarse-grained models using radical-like polymerization
Thus, in this Rouse-like regime, topological constraints do not play a significant role and one may expect that chains with average length hN (t)i < Ne ∼ N/3 dominate the polymerization, following a Rouse-like chain dynamics.
Polymer chain generation for coarse-grained models using radical-like polymerization
Chains with mean size hN (t)i > Ne ∼ N/3 follow this reptation-like dynamics, and the polymerization process is slowed down.
Polymer chain generation for coarse-grained models using radical-like polymerization
In this section, generation of block copolymers will be investigated and our radical-like polymerization algorithm will be modified to get a lamellar structure.
Polymer chain generation for coarse-grained models using radical-like polymerization
This prescription is sometimes referred to as “polymerization” or “holonomization” in the literature. 5 For the Schwarzschild interior, due to the absence of matter content, it is not obvious whether the µo -scheme gives rise to the wrong semiclassical behavior.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole