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(written as Bakelite)a proprietary, hard, brittle plastic used in the early days of plastics engineering, especially for electrical parts because of its good insulating properties
- A plastic developed for use in electrical fittings, door handles, pulls, etc. Bakelite has high chemical and electrical resistance.
- A thermosetting synthetic resin used as a dielectric or for making hard plastic objects, such as knobs, utilized in electronics.