Definitions for "Acrylic paint"
In visual arts, acrylics refer to a painting medium consisting of pigment suspended in a synthetic polymer emulsified by water. Acrylics are water-soluble and have very good adhesive qualities. Acrylic paints are used in a variety of painting techniques, with several painting mediums available to apply glazes, washes and even to allow impasto techniques. They dry rather quickly and are waterproof.
An emulsion paint using a synthetic medium, acrylic resin, now frequently used by artists as a quick-drying substitute for the true oil paint.
a fast-drying synthetic paint made from acrylic resin. Acrylic is a fast-drying water-based "plastic" paint valued for its versatility and clean up with soap and water.