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Plating vs. Coating

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Platingnoun

(philately) An act of determining where a postage stamp is positioned on a sheet.

Coatingnoun

A thin outer layer.

‘They painted on a coating to protect it from the weather.’;

Platingnoun

A thin coating of metal laid upon another metal.

Coatingnoun

(archaic) Cloth for making coats.

Platingnoun

A coating or defensive armour of metal plates.

Coatingnoun

A telling-off; a reprimand.

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Platingnoun

The art or process of covering anything with a plate or plates, or with metal, particularly of overlaying a base or dull metal with a thin plate of precious or bright metal, as by mechanical means or by electro-magnetic deposition.

Coatingnoun

A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.

Platingnoun

A thin coating of metal laid upon another metal.

Coatingnoun

Cloth for coats; as, an assortment of coatings.

Platingnoun

A coating or defensive armor of metal (usually steel) plates.

Coatingnoun

a thin layer covering something;

‘a second coat of paint’;

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Platingnoun

a thin coating of metal deposited on a surface

Coatingnoun

a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance);

‘the boat had a metallic finish’; ‘he applied a coat of a clear finish’; ‘when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly’;

Platingnoun

the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)

Coatingnoun

a heavy fabric suitable for coats

Plating

Plating is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating has been done for hundreds of years; it is also critical for modern technology.

Coatingnoun

the work of applying something;

‘the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine’; ‘a complete bleach requires several applications’; ‘the surface was ready for a coating of paint’;

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Coating

A coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate. The purpose of applying the coating may be decorative, functional, or both.Paints and lacquers are coatings that mostly have dual uses of protecting the substrate and being decorative, although some artists paints are only for decoration, and the paint on large industrial pipes is presumably only for the function of preventing corrosion.

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