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Ablative Plastic: Material that absorbs heat (with low material loss and char rate) through a decomposition process (pyrolysis) that takes place at or near the surface exposed to the heat.
ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (Thermoplastic Resin).
Abrasion: Wearing away by friction. Glass is highly resistant to abrasion by other materials, but can be damaged through contact with itself. A lubricant is used during processing and fabrication to prevent abrasion.