Definition of acetate
1 : a salt or ester of acetic acid
2 : cellulose acetate; also : something (such as a textile fiber) made from cellulose acetate
3 : a phonograph recording disk made of an acetate or coated with cellulose acetate
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Often, animators draw images digitally, using an electronic tablet and stylus – eliminating paper or acetate cels entirely.
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Medical Definition of acetate
: a salt or ester of acetic acid
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