Definition of Perspex in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpərspeks/ /ˈpərspɛks/

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Trademark ; British
  • A solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate.

    ‘the scratched Perspex in the windows’
    • ‘a clear Perspex plate’
    • ‘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’.