ALL meanings of acetate

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  • 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
  • noun acetate cellulose acetate 3
  • noun acetate an article or material made with an acetate or with cellulose acetate 3
  • noun acetate Chemistry. a salt or ester of acetic acid. 1
  • noun acetate Also called acetate rayon. a synthetic filament, yarn, or fabric composed of a derivative of the acetic ester of cellulose, differing from viscose rayon in having greater strength when wet and greater sensitivity to high temperatures. 1
  • noun acetate a sheet of clear plastic film fastened over the front of artwork for protection, as an overlay, or the like. 1
  • noun acetate a slow-burning base material, cellulose triacetate, used for motion-picture film to minimize fire hazard during projection, and also for animation cells. 1
  • noun acetate (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of acetic acid. 1
  • noun acetate transparent plastic 1
  • noun acetate cellulose acetate. 0
  • noun acetate A transparent sheet used for overlays. 0
  • noun acetate A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record. 0
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