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ac·e·tate

 (ăs′ĭ-tāt′)
n.
1. A salt or ester of acetic acid.
2. Cellulose acetate or any of various products, especially fibers, derived from it.
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acetate

(ˈæsɪˌteɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the monovalent ion CH3COO or the group CH3COO-. Systematic name: ethanoate
2. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group CH3COO-: acetate group or radical.
3. (Elements & Compounds) short for acetate rayon, cellulose acetate
4. (Textiles) short for acetate rayon, cellulose acetate
5. (Electronics) a sound recording disc composed of an acetate lacquer coating on an aluminium or plastic base: used for demonstration or other short-term purposes
[C19: from acetic + -ate1]
ˈaceˌtated adj
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ac•e•tate

(ˈæs ɪˌteɪt)

n.
1. a salt or ester of acetic acid.
2. a synthetic filament, yarn, or material derived from the acetic ester of cellulose.
[1820–30]
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ac·e·tate

(ăs′ĭ-tāt′)
1. A salt or ester of acetic acid.
2. Cellulose acetate or a product made from it, especially fibers or film. See more at cellulose.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetate - a salt or ester of acetic acid
acetin - any of three liquid acetates that are formed when acetic acid and glycerin are heated together
lead acetate, sugar of lead - a poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton and in making enamels and varnishes
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
2.acetate - a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetateacetate - a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
rayon - a synthetic silklike fabric
cellulose acetate - an ester of acetic acid; used in fibers and fabrics; photographic films and varnishes
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Translations

acetate

[ˈæsɪteɪt] Nacetato m
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acetate

[ˈæsɪteɪt] nacétate macetic acid [əˈsiːtɪk] nacide m acétique
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acetate

nAcetat nt, → Azetat nt
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acetate

[ˈæsɪteɪt] nacetato
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ac·e·tate

n. acetato, sal o éster de ácido acítico.
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acetate

n acetato
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PS77, www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk DUNE BROWN 'GATEAUS' CAT EYE: These sunglasses are fashioned with a smooth acetate base and contrast lilac lenses.
But bad news because the acetate base separates from the gelatin as it shrinks, causing the film to buckle.
The silver halide films have a peak sensitivity at 535 nm, with HF 53 at 600 [micro]J/sq cm and 5000 lines/mm and HF 55 at 250 [micro]J/sq cm and 3000 lines/mm, on an acetate base 190 [micro]m thick.