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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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 Christian Kelly started the scoring with a bases-loaded walk plating Will Craig. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Indians use five-run seventh to defeat Clippers," 11 July 2019 For a fish that has appeared in fossils from 200 million years ago, and certainly looks the part with dinosaur-like armor plating, in modern times the sturgeon has been perilously hanging on around Lake Erie. D'arcy Egan,, "Mighty sturgeon spawning in cleaner Cuyahoga River? Sewer district studies the possibility," 8 July 2019 The two-year initiative to plant more trees around five Hartford schools ended Tuesday with the plating of the 125th tree. Abigail Brone,, "Good news this week: Sleeping Giant reopening and ASL coming to CT Repertory Theater," 14 June 2019 No matter that the largesse is being funded by increased gas taxes, higher driver’s license and plating fees, expanded gambling, taxes on soon-to-be legal marijuana purchases and raising online taxes, among other revenue enhancements. Charles Selle, Lake County News-Sun, "Selle: If state is doling out ‘free’ money, we want our share," 12 June 2019 It's printed as a single piece with brass plating, and took over 22 hours to make in North Carolina. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Zac Posen Created Gorgeous 3D-Printed Dresses for the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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