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PVC:

see polyvinyl chloridepolyvinyl chloride
(PVC), thermoplastic that is a polymer of vinyl chloride. Resins of polyvinyl chloride are hard, but with the addition of plasticizers a flexible, elastic plastic can be made. This plastic has found extensive use as an electrical insulator for wires and cables.
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PVC

(organic chemistry)

chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

A plastic, widely used for piping in both hot- and cold-water systems and in drainage systems—especially where corrosion may be a problem.

polyvinyl chloride, PVC

A water-insoluble resin thermoplastic resin that is highly resistant to chemicals and corrosion; widely used for pipe fittings, piping in cold-water systems, and piping in sewage and waste lines.

PVC

1. Pigment volume concentration; the percentage of pigment by volume in the total volume of a paint film.
2. Abbr. for polyvinyl chloride.

PVC

(networking)

PVC

(hardware)

PVC

(Permanent Virtual Circuit) A point-to-point connection that is established ahead of time. A group of PVCs defined at the time of subscription to a particular service is known as a "virtual private network" (VPN). Contrast with SVC. See VPN.
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