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Meaning of "xylene" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XYLENE

xylene  [ˈzaɪliːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XYLENE

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Xylene 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 XYLENE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xylene

A xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of a benzene ring with two methyl substituents. The three isomeric xylenes each have a molecular formula of C8H10, though the more informative semi-structural formula C6H42 is also used commonly. The xylenes are major petrochemicals, produced by catalytic reforming and also by coal carbonisation in the manufacture of coke fuel. Representing about 0.5–1% of crude oil, xylenes are found in small quantities in gasoline and airplane fuels. Xylenes are mainly produced as part of the BTX aromatics extracted from the product of catalytic reforming known as "reformate". The mixture is a slightly greasy, colourless liquid commonly encountered as a solvent. It was named in 1851, having been discovered as a constituent of wood tar. Several million tons are produced annually. In 2011, a global consortium began construction of one of the world’s largest xylene plants in Singapore.

Definition of xylene in the English dictionary

The definition of xylene in the dictionary is an aromatic hydrocarbon existing in three isomeric forms, all three being colourless flammable volatile liquids used as solvents and in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, and insecticides; dimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H42 Also called: xylol.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XYLENE


aminophylline
æmɪˈnɒfɪliːn
clean
kliːn
colleen
ˈkɒliːn
cyanoacetylene
ˌsaɪənəʊəˈsetɪliːn
euryhaline
ˌjʊərɪˈheɪliːn
gasoline
ˈɡæsəˌliːn
Kathleen
ˈkæθˌliːn
lean
liːn
perchloroethylene
pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn
phenolphthalein
ˌfiːnɒlˈθeɪliːn
phenylene
ˈfɛnɪliːn
phthalein
ˈθeɪliːn
polyethylene
ˌpɒlɪˈɛθɪˌliːn
polypropylene
ˌpɒlɪˈprəʊpɪˌliːn
proline
ˈprəʊliːn
propylene
ˈprəʊpɪˌliːn
scalene
ˈskeɪliːn
stenohaline
ˌstɛnəʊˈheɪliːn
theophylline
ˌθɪəˈfɪliːn
valine
ˈveɪliːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XYLENE

xylan
xylem
xylenol
xylic
xylidine
xylitol
xylobalsamum
xylocarp
xylocarpous
xylochrome
xylogenous
xylograph
xylographer
xylographic
xylographical
xylography
xyloid
xyloidin
xylol
xylology

WORDS THAT END LIKE XYLENE

acetylene
amylene
butylene
diethylene
ethylene
hexylene
isobutylene
Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
mesitylene
methylene
oxyacetylene
pentylene
polytetrafluoroethylene
Selene
Terylene
tetrafluoroethylene
trichlorethylene
trichloroethylene
trimethylene

Synonyms and antonyms of xylene in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xylene» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XYLENE

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

Translator English - Chinese

二甲苯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xileno
570 millions of speakers

English

xylene
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

XYLENE
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزيلين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксилол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xileno
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাইলিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xylène
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xylene
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Xylol
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キシレン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크실렌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xylene
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xylene
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சைலீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Xylene
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ksilen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xilene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ksylen
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксилол
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xilen
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξυλόλιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xileen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xylen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xylen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xylene

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XYLENE»

The term «xylene» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.091 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XYLENE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XYLENE»

Discover the use of xylene in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xylene and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and ...
Chemicals from Xylene Xylenes are obtained mainly (80%) from petroleum reformate streams in the form of “mixed xy1enes.” A typical composition of this stream is about 18 percent p-xylene, 40 percent m-xylene, 22 percent 0-xylene, and 20 ...
James A. Kent, 2010
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Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Guides, ...
Women are liable to suffer from menstrual disorders (menor- rhagia, metrorrhagia ). It has been reported that female workers exposed to toluene and xylene in concentrations which periodically exceeded the exposure limits were also affected ...
Jeanne Mager Stellman, 1998
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Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques
Xylene. A flammable, colorless, liquid with a characteristic petroleum or aromatic odor, miscible with most organic solvents and paraffin. Suitable for blocks that are less than 5 mm in thickness. Over-exposure during processing will cause ...
John D. Bancroft, Marilyn Gamble, 2008
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Handbook of Data on Common Organic Compounds
XL All lnsecticide: 1 0975 XTX 8003: 9975 Xuanjing: 11503 Xycaine: 54 o-Xylene : 1452 1,2-Xylene: 1452 1,3-Xylene: 1450 p-Xylene: 1451 ortAo-Xylene: 1452 m- Xylene: 1450 1,4-Xylene: 1451 m-Xylene, 5-bromo-: 1017 o-Xy lene, 3-bromo-: ...
David R. Lide, G.W.A. Milne, 1995
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Handbook of Commercial Catalysts: Heterogeneous Catalysts
14.1 META-XYLENE -> PARA- AND ORTHO-XYLENE The C8 portion of catalytic reformate (ortho-, meta-, and para-xylenes and ethylbenzene) is a valuable feedstock for petrochemicals. Often p-xylene is in most demand, and an effort to ...
Howard F. Rase, 2000
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Handbook of Petroleum Processing
Inthisparticularschemetheobjectiveistoproduceandmaximizethebenzeneproduct and the ortho-xylene products only. Many aromatic complexes also produce para - xylene as product via a crystallization or adsorption step. A description of these  ...
David S. J. Jones, Peter R. Pujadó, 2006
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A Novel Process for Methanol Alkylation of Toluene to ...
A novel fluidized bed process for the production of xylene from toluene methylation over zeolite based catalysts was investigated.
Sule Rabiu, 2008
8
Solvent Neurotoxicity
Chapter 3 XYLENE* I. PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS Property Value Colorless liquid Molecular weight 1 06. 1 7 Specific gravity 0.90-0.86 g/cm3, 25° C Vapor density relative to air 3.7 Boiling point o-Xylene 144.4°C w-Xylene ...
Peter Arlien-Soborg, 1991
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Hazardous Properties of ...
Uses and Exposure Risk Xylene occurs in petroleum solvents and gasoline. The widest applications of xylene are as solvents in paints, coatings, and rubber. Xylene isomers areused in the manufactureof dyes, drugs, pesticides, and in many ...
Pradyot Patnaik, 2007
10
Zeolites in Industrial Separation and Catalysis
We now examine the function of each zone as it applies to p-xylene adsorption and which can be extrapolated to the other aromatics separations. The faujasite zeolite in the UOP Parex process has some finite affinity for all the aromatic ...
Santi Kulprathipanja, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XYLENE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xylene is used in the context of the following news items.
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Honeywell UOP Technology To Power New, Energy-Efficient …
The UOP Tatoray™ process to increase production of benzene and xylenes. The UOP Parex™ process to recover para-xylene from mixed xylenes. The UOP ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
2
Research and Markets: Global Aromatics Markets Report 2015 …
The aromatics, mainly benzene, toluene and the xylene are produced as co-products in refinery catalytic reformers, olefins plants and by the coal tar process as ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
3
Petrochemicals (Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Benzene, Xylene
The study segments the market based on product type into ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, xylene, toluene, vinyls, styrene and methanol. The report ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
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Asia isomer-grade xylene on a roller coaster, outlook uncertain
Asia Isomer xyelens on a roller coaster SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia isomer-grade xylene prices are likely to continue their roller coaster ride linked to downstream ... «ICIS, Jun 15»
5
Echa consults on proposals not to restrict musk xylene, MDA
Echa has issued a call for evidence on the conclusions of two Annex XV reports, proposing not to initiate restrictions for musk xylene and MDA under Article ... «Chemical Watch, May 15»
6
Isomer-mixed xylene supply seen to remain tight for 2 months …
Isomer-grade mixed xylene prices are likely to remain supported in Asia for the next two months by tight supply and strong demand amid a spate of turnarounds ... «Platts, May 15»
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Scientists Warn of Hormone Impacts from Common Solvents
The chemicals—benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene—are ubiquitous: in the air outside and in many products inside homes and businesses. They have ... «Scientific American, Apr 15»
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Leak causes explosion at para-xylene plant in China
An explosion at a para-xylene plant in China's Fujian Province has injured at least 12 people, and caused fires that continued for more than three days after the ... «Royal Society of Chemistry, Apr 15»
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Research and Markets: Global Meta-xylene Market 2015-2019 with …
Meta-xylene is an aromatic isomer of xylene with two methyl groups attached at the meta position of benzene. This aromatic hydrocarbon is produced by a ... «Business Wire, Feb 15»
10
Tesoro OKs two projects at Anacortes plant
Tesoro said in mid-2014 that it hoped to export the xylene it produced, primarily to Asia. Tesoro said then that the global market for xylene is growing by 5 to 7 ... «FuelFix, Feb 15»

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