thermoplastic ADJECTIVE (of a substance) becoming plastic when heated.

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  • Thermoplastic sheath — Thermo Plastic Sheathed (TPS) cable normally consists of a white or off white outer sheath of thermoplastic, one or more inner coloured thermoplastic sheaths, and a core or cores of plain annealed copper, either single or multi strand. These… …   Wikipedia

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