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

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McGarity's first plating will start over Labor Day weekend. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Copper & Kings announces rooftop food service by a Highlands fine dining chef," 15 Aug. 2019 The ambiance, the plating, and the menu are all beautiful and imaginative. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Restaurant review: The food satisfies, but Jovanina’s good looks are what really entice diners," 6 Aug. 2019 Cables in less hospitable areas can be far thicker than garden hoses, wrapped in extra plastic, kevlar armor plating, and stainless steel to ensure they can't be broken. James Griffiths, CNN, "How vulnerable are the undersea cables that power the global internet?," 25 July 2019 The loins contain more delicate, slender muscle cells than the rest of the animal, so the Kismet kitchen skewers them every morning and grills them just before plating. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The science behind a feast of flavor pairings at Kismet in Los Angeles," 12 July 2019 The fish are so bright and fresh-tasting with these herbs and flowers, and this plating is beautiful. San Francisco Chronicle, "Act I," 4 Jan. 2013 As a pastry chef, Carson has been mastering the balance between sculptural plating and reassuring deliciousness for three decades. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Bon Temps in Downtown L.A., the brilliant desserts are only the beginning," 29 Aug. 2019 The gold medals use more than 6 grams of gold plating on pure silver, the silver medals are made from pure silver, and the bronze medals use a red brass alloy made up of 95-percent copper and 5-percent zinc. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets," 24 July 2019 At the center of the space is an open kitchen with a charcoal-grey stone counter that doubles as a plating station and a display for lavish ikebana floral installations. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 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 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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