plat·​ing | \ ˈplā-tiŋ How to pronounce plating (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Less expensive silverplate is dipped in a plating of silver over brass, copper or nickel, with the thickness of the coating measured by microns. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Clean Silver Before You Set the Thanksgiving Table," 23 Oct. 2020 During a 45-minute live Zoom video conference, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m, Garcia will walk guests through heating, plating and cooking the evening’s menu. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Cochon 555 returns to Houston with virtual option amid coronavirus pandemic," 15 Sep. 2020 The plating was essential because the winner would be decided on the picture and not the taste of the food. Sanderia Faye, Dallas News, "In pandemic, a Dallas author finds relief — and a whole new outlet — in cooking," 28 Aug. 2020 According to Stephanie Cristello,artistic director of EXPO CHICAGO, William and Williams (no relation) conceived a four-course menu for participants to enjoy in their homes (with heating and plating instructions). Darcel Rockett,, "Amanda Williams’ latest multi-platform project ‘What Black Is This, You Say?‘ examines Blackness in its multitude of variations," 13 Aug. 2020 These earrings feature the signature Tory Burch logo in 16K gold surrounded by a circle that's made from silvertone plating. Arielle Tschinkel And Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "You can save up to 40% on Tory Burch bags, boots and more right now at Nordstrom," 8 Aug. 2020 About half of the new sites are landfills, and another 13 are current or former plating facilities. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's drinking water standards for these chemicals now among toughest in nation," 3 Aug. 2020 The tiny hoops are also hypoallergenic and comfortable for those with sensitive ears thanks to their 14k gold plating. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, "Amazon’s Best-Selling Huggie Earrings Have Earned 4,200 Perfect Reviews — and They Cost Just $14," 9 July 2020 The jewelry-quality nickel plating of Acme Lures gives the Kastmaster an unrivaled flash when retrieved steadily or flutter-jigged through the surf. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of plating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2020

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“Plating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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


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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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