Acetate meaning

ăsĭ-tāt
A salt or ester of acetic acid.
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Cellulose acetate or any of various products, especially fibers, derived from it.
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An article or material made with an acetate or with cellulose acetate.
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A salt or ester of acetic acid. Salts of acetic acid contain a metal attached to the acetic acid radical CH3 COO. Esters contain another radical, such as ethyl, attached to the acetic acid radical.
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Cellulose acetate or a product made from it, especially fibers or film.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of acetic acid.
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A transparent sheet used for overlays.
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A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record.
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Origin of acetate

  • Latin acetum (“vinegar”), from acere (“to be sour”).

    From Wiktionary