Formate meaning

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The anionic univalent CHO2 group derived from formic acid, or a compound containing this group.
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A salt of formic acid containing the monovalent negative radical HCOO.
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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A salt or ester of formic acid, containing the group HCOO.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of formic acid.
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(aeronautics) To assemble flying aircraft into formation; to fly in formation.
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Origin of formate

  • form(ic acid) –ate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition