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 While 100 percent Mikimoto, Passionoir, which ranges from $270 to $23,900, plays on the unexpected contrast of organic pearls with the ultra-black rhodium plating. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 1 Oct. 2021 The gold medals only have six grams of gold plating on it, as the rest is pure silver. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 Most of her accessories are made using brass or gold plating. Christian Allair, Vogue, 30 Aug. 2021 The judges walked the giant hall with clipboards, peeked under hoods and crawled on their hands and knees to inspect the chrome plating. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Aug. 2021 According to food critics at the time, Guillas worked his magic once again with his French cooking expertise and whimsical plating designs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2021 The sparkle of the blue dial is achieved through a unique manufacturing and finishing technique combining stamping, plating and painting. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 2 July 2021 These also have 24K gold plating and crimping teeth, making connecting it simple and keeping it from corroding quickly. Chris Hachey, BGR, 17 June 2021 The leak happened during a fire at a plating company at 169 Pratt St., Will Healey said early Monday afternoon. Christine Dempsey,, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of plating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plating was in the 15th century

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“Plating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce plating (audio) \

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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