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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd]
    • /əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd/
    • /ˈasɪtˌamaɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd]
    • /əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd/

Definitions of acetamide word

  • noun acetamide a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2 3
  • noun acetamide colorless, soluble, organic crystals, CH3CONH2, the amide of acetic acid: used as a solvent, in lacquers and explosives, and in making organic compounds 3
  • noun acetamide a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 2 H 5 NO, the amide of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis. 1
  • noun acetamide The crystalline amide of acetic acid. 1
  • noun acetamide (organic chemistry) The amide of acetic acid, CH3CONH2. 0

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Origin of acetamide

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; acet- + amide

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acetamide popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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