One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as Plexiglas or Lucite).
- ‘It's quite weird because they're squashed between bits of transparent perspex, so you can see them in their flattened state.’
- ‘In 1966 he abandoned painting for sculpture in perspex and neon, then turned to photography, film, and Conceptual art.’
- ‘The clear perspex side panels and bigger wind deflectors are optional.’
- ‘I suggest you get small pieces of glass or perspex and use these as the final filter.’
- ‘The perspex cover was also screwed in place with polished stainless screws.’
1930s: formed irregularly from Latin perspicere ‘look through’, from per- ‘through’ + specere ‘to look’.
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