acetate /ˈasɪteɪt/



[Chemistry] a salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH3COO or the group —OOCCH3.
2. [ mass noun] cellulose acetate, especially as used to make textile fibres or plastic

[as modifier]

acetate silk.
3. [ count noun] a transparency made of cellulose acetate film.
4. [ count noun] a sample version of a recording disc cut by a stylus rather than formed by a stamper, and coated with cellulose acetate.

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