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Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930.
Leo Baekeland

Meaning of "Bakelite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAKELITE

Named after L. H. Baekeland (1863–1944), Belgian-born US inventor.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAKELITE

Bakelite  [ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAKELITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bakelite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BAKELITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bakelite

Bakelite

Bakelite, or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from an elimination reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by Belgian-born chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907. One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical nonconductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, firearms, and children's toys. Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 1993 by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic. The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible.

Definition of Bakelite in the English dictionary

The definition of Bakelite in the dictionary is ® any one of a class of thermosetting resins used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware, telephone receivers, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAKELITE


acolyte
ˈækəˌlaɪt
analyte
ˈænəˌlaɪt
chrysolite
ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt
coccolite
ˈkɒkəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
indicolite
ˈɪndɪkəˌlaɪt
Israelite
ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt
laccolite
ˈlækəˌlaɪt
lepidolite
lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
Naxalite
ˈnʌksəˌlaɪt
niccolite
ˈnɪkəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
phacolite
ˈfækəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAKELITE

Bakewell
Bakewell tart
bakgat
Bakhtaran
Baki

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAKELITE

antielite
British Israelite
Carmelite
Dyothelite
elite
Ishmaelite
Jezreelite
liberal elite
lite
Monothelite
nephelite
nonelite
ottrelite
Peelite
pelite
power elite
Pre-Raphaelite
sapropelite
scheelite
superelite

Synonyms and antonyms of Bakelite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Bakelite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAKELITE

Find out the translation of Bakelite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Bakelite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Bakelite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电木
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

baquelita
570 millions of speakers

English

Bakelite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का प्लास्टिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الباكليت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бакелит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Bakelite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাকেলাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bakélite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bakelite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bakelit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベークライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

베이클라이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bakelite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bakelite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேக்கெலைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेकेलिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bakalit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bachelite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bakelitu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бакеліт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bachelită
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βακελίτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bakeliet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Bakelit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Bakelitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Bakelite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAKELITE»

The term «Bakelite» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.385 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAKELITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Bakelite

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2 QUOTES WITH «BAKELITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Bakelite.
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Leo Baekeland
I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.
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Leo Baekeland
Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAKELITE»

Discover the use of Bakelite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Bakelite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Bakelite Jewelry Book
Presents a collection of the finest pieces of Bakelite jewelry, discussing its popularity during the Depression era and tracing its increasing popularity among collectors
Corinne Alster Davidov, Ginny R. Dawes, 1988
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Bakelite style
Readers learn how to identify bakelite and other plastics, as well as how to discern the value of individual bakelite products, such as jewelry, radios, lamps, and many other novelties that are now considered to be collectibles.
Tessa Clark, 1997
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Bakelite jewelry: good, better, best
Designed to inform as well as delight, this book shows how to rate quality-good, better, best-and explores the basics of Bakelite, from dealers' secrets to historical facts.
Donna Wasserstrom, Leslie A. Piña, 1997
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Beautiful Button Jewelry
Celeste Layrisson, a Louisiana antique dealer and part-time button collector, developed her own method for creating these "Bakelite Babies" years ago. These samples from her private collection can be adapted to hang as pendants on black  ...
Susan Davis, Sue Davis, 2006
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Electronic Classics: Collecting, Restoration, and Repair
filling the microscopic pits with a clear substance. is valid if the bakelite has not lost its colour. If it has started to go brown. on the other hand. sterner methods are necessary. Small cracks and chips in the bakelite can be filled with soft furniture ...
Andrew Emmerson, 1998
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Radio Days: Australian Bakelite Radios
Impeccably researched by Peter Sheridan and Ritchie Singer, and published to the highest standards, this title will be a must for anyone interested in Australian social history, design, and nostalgia.
Peter Sheridan, Ritchie Singer, 2008
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The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs And Techniques for Creating ...
Bakelite Traditional Bakelite was often carved and made into pins, similar to the acorn and floral motif Cernit and Promat imitations (near right) Real Bakelite was sometimes painted to accentuate the cuts, much like the "antiquing" technique.
Donna Kato, 2006
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American Plastic: A Cultural History
Not only did Bakelite, Condensite, and Redmanol vie for attention. So did Westinghouse's Bakelite-Micarta, Continental Fibre's Bakelite- Dilecto, Diamond State Fibre's Condensite-Celeron, and Formica Insulation's Redmanol-Formica — all ...
Jeffrey L. Meikle, 1995
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Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of ...
This was the crux of chapter 3, where I showed that, without diminishing Baekeland's crucial role as a heterogeneous engineer, the development of Bakelite could fruitfully be analyzed as, again, a process of social construction. The bicycle ...
Wiebe E. Bijker, 1997
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Chemical Engineering Catalog
SALES OFFICES GENERAL OFFICES AND \VORKS PERTH AMBOY, N. J. BAKELITE Reg.U.S. Pat. 0". PRODUCT Bakelite—A synthetic condensation product of carbolic acid and formaldehyde. BAKELITE The product Bakelite results from a ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAKELITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Bakelite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Global Phenolic Resins Market to Reach US$13.36 Billion in 2019 …
Prominent players in the market include Georgia Pacific Chemicals, Mitsui Chemicals Inc, Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd., and BASF SE. «MRO, Jul 15»
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70-year-old factory opened as radio maker
... cloth that also served as a tasteful accent to the Bakelite (an early ubiquitous plastic) cabinet housing, available in either ivory or walnut color. «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jul 15»
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Fine Art & Antiques | Appraisal events reveal great finds
Tanner, age 5, brought his grandmother's 1930s-era Bakelite pin in the shape of a squirrel to my event for an appraisal. Tanner told me it was ... «Centre Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Fifi explores Toowoomba's quirky antique scene
... the latest hits of the 1800s on your gramophone, and hanging up on telemarketers with a dashing Bakelite phone, are a possible reality. «Toowoomba Chronicle, Jul 15»
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New Fiat 500: price, specs and release date
The colour co-ordinated dashboard remains, with one solid piece of retro Bakelite-like plastic running from side to side. The instrument cluster ... «CarBuyer, Jul 15»
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Present the perfect present
... ConArtist, Connie Copley of St. Louis makes re-purposed jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings) out of vintage Bakelite items. «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
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What's It Worth? 1940s radio with a Bakelite case
Q We have an old Airline brand table-top radio, 10 inches wide and 7 inches tall. Is it worth anything, or should we just send it to recycling? «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
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Melva Stone: strength, red dust, and the RFDS
The bakelite-silver rosebowl is now looking rather weathered. At its base is a badge that reads Fitzroy Open Cup 1955 and it's thought it could ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»
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BMW water injection system offers improved performance and fuel …
Back in the day we used to make up our own water fogging pipes and feed in at the old bakelite spacer below the carburettor. Used less fuel ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - back to the future
... gear, such as a late-40s RCA pre-amp studded with big Bakelite dials, reel-to-reel machines and all manner of post-war vintage equipment. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Bakelite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bakelite>. Oct 2019 ».
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