A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [as-i-teyt]
    • /ˈæs ɪˌteɪt/
    • /ˈæs.ɪ.teɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-i-teyt]
    • /ˈæs ɪˌteɪt/

Definitions of acetate word

  • uncountable noun acetate Acetate is a shiny artificial material, sometimes used for making clothes or records. 3
  • noun acetate any salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the monovalent ion CH3COO– or the group CH3COO- 3
  • noun acetate consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group CH3COO- 3
  • noun acetate a sound recording disc composed of an acetate lacquer coating on an aluminium or plastic base: used for demonstration or other short-term purposes 3
  • noun acetate a salt of acetic acid containing the monovalent, negative radical CH3COO 3
  • noun acetate an uncharged ester of this acid 3

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Origin of acetate

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; acet- + -ate2

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Parts of speech for Acetate


acetate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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