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1) Common name for cellulose acetate; see Cellulose acetate, Acetate fiber, and Acetate film.

2) A salt or ester of acetic acid, such as Copper acetate or Ethyl acetate.

Synonyms and related terms

Acetato (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982