Definition of acetate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    acetate

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈæsɪteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæsɪteɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a chemical made from acetic acid, used in making plastics, etc.
  2. 2 [uncountable] a chemical used to make fibres which are used to make clothes, etc.
  3. 3[countable] a transparent plastic sheet that you can write or print something on and show on a screen using an overhead projector
  4. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from acetic acid + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acetate