plat·​ing | \ ˈplā-tiŋ \

Definition of plating

1 : the act or process of plating
2a : a coating of metal plates
b : a thin coating of metal

Examples of plating in a Sentence

spoons covered in silver plating

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Put them in a bowl, serve them with toothpicks alongside an aperitif or fold them into a risotto just before plating. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "The Perfect Accompaniment to a Negroni," 19 June 2018 Toss and taste the salad again before plating; add salt if necessary. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Celery, Fennel, and Radish Salad with Buttered Valdeon Toasts," 22 Feb. 2012 Brown later laid down another sac-bunt plating Grundmeyer in the third inning for a 2-0 lead but LSU signee Taylor Tidwell responded with a solo shot to right-center field cutting the deficit to 2-1. Josh Preston,, "St. Amant 5, Mt. Carmel 4: Cubs fall short in classic extra innings battle," 4 Apr. 2018 Mariel Coughlin, who also works at Oloroso, was inspired by artistic plating in restaurants to start creating functional ceramic plates, bowls, and other dinnerware. Allison Steele,, "Magic, cocktails, and art made by your neighborhood bartenders," 21 June 2018 Despite all the faux-patrician décor and yacht-club mirror plating, the Continental’s Ford-iness fairly shouts from the air vents. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Volvo S90 T8: Luxury, Thy Name is No Longer Lincoln," 9 Mar. 2018 Abington 2, Case 1 — The Green Wave wasted little time in the Division 3 South Sectional final in Taunton, plating runs in the first and third innings en route to their victory over Case. Dan Shulman,, "Taunton softball captures Division 1 South crown," 15 June 2018 The glistening face is made of 24-carat-gold plating that brings the price tag up to a whopping $500,000. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "This Gold-Plated Skull Chair Will Set You Back Half A Million Dollars," 13 Jan. 2016 Eataly's Eric Schack took home first place after scoring top marks in tests ranging from aroma and taste to salesmanship and plating. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Chèvre or Harbison? Cheesemongers Weigh In on The Best Cheese to Bring to a Picnic," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of plating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of plating

: a thin layer of metal that has been added to the outside of something

: a layer of wide, thin pieces of metal


plat·​ing | \ ˈplāt-iŋ \

Medical Definition of plating

1 : the spreading of a sample of cells or microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a petri dish
2 : the immobilization of a fractured bone by securing a metal plate to it

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