plating

noun plat·ing \ ˈplā-tiŋ \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of plating

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

Examples of plating in a Sentence

  1. spoons covered in silver plating

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First Known Use of plating

15th century


PLATING Defined for English Language Learners

plating

noun

Definition of plating for English Language Learners

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

  • : a layer of wide, thin pieces of metal


Medical Dictionary

plating

noun 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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