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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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 By dressing the tuna just before plating, the Liholiho kitchen presents diners with the freshest texture possible. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 In the afternoon, Dorian Alberti, will made an Iron Man suit out of steel, fiberglass plating and other materials, will appear for photos. Dewayne Bevil,, "Orlando Science Center celebrates Superhero Week," 13 June 2018 Elegant plating with greenery made the plate eye-catching as well. Lauren Delgado,, "Urban Hibachi Sushi & Grill plates up elegant Japanese fare," 30 June 2018 The challenge, again, comes from bizarre kitchen layouts that force 2-4 chefs to divide tasks like fetching ingredients, chopping, heating, plating, and serving. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Overcooked 2 world-premiere hands-on: Crazier levels, more speed, finally online," 12 June 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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