butene definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of forms of butylene.
    • some of a few forms of butylene.
    • any one of three isomeric singly unsaturated hydrocarbons C4H8; all are found in making artificial rubbers; -- called in addition butylene.
    • the state title of the hydrocarbon C4H8. It exists in three isomeric types. Also referred to as butylene.
    • some of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all utilized in making synthetic rubbers

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