- a salt of acetic acid containing the monovalent, negative radical CHCOO
- an uncharged ester of this acid
- cellulose acetate
- an article or material made with an acetate or with cellulose acetate
Origin of acetateacet(ic) + -ate
- A salt or ester of acetic acid.
- Cellulose acetate or any of various products, especially fibers, derived from it.