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noun 
  1. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of acetic acid.
  2. cellulose acetate
  3. A transparent sheet used for overlays.
  4. A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: acetaat
  • French: acétate
  • German: Azetat
  • Italian: acetato
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: acetato
Etymology: acetum "vinegar", from acere "to be sour".


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