Learn how to say Plastic correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word plastic:
a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be moulded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form:
mains pipes should be made of plastic or copper
bottles can be made from a variety of plastics
informal credit cards or other types of plastic card that can be used as money:
he pays with cash instead of with plastic
1made of plastic:
artificial or unnatural:
a holiday rep with huge white teeth and a plastic smile
2(of substances or materials) easily shaped or moulded:
rendering the material more plastic
relating to moulding or modelling in three dimensions, or to produce three-dimensional effects:
the plastic arts
(in science and technology) of or relating to the permanent deformation of a solid without fracture by the temporary application of force.
3 Biology exhibiting adaptability to change or variety in the environment.
mid 17th century (in the sense ‘characteristic of moulding’): from French plastique or Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos, from plassein ‘to mould’