Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A salt or ester of acetic acid.
  • noun Cellulose acetate or any of various products, especially fibers, derived from it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry Any salt or ester of acetic acid.
  • noun cellulose acetate
  • noun A transparent sheet used for overlays.
  • noun A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a salt or ester of acetic acid
  • noun a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate

Etymologies

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Latin acetum ("vinegar"), from acere ("to be sour").

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  • Shorthand for "you can deliver here following freight to relieve accumulation". --1906 US Railway Association Standard Cipher Code.

    January 19, 2013