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coating

[koh-ting] /ˈkoʊ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a layer of any substance spread over a surface.
2.
fabric for making coats.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; coat + -ing1
Synonyms
1. coat, covering, film, sheet, veneer.
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Examples from the web for coatings
  • A thin layer of coatings was applied to improve the color of the tanzanite.
  • The balance is mainly used as a pigment in inks, coatings and plastics.
British Dictionary definitions for coatings

coating

/ˈkəʊtɪŋ/
noun
1.
a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration
2.
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
3.
(Midland English, dialect) a severe rebuke; ticking-off
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Word Origin and History for coatings

coating

n.

"layer over a surface," 1768, verbal noun from coat (v.).

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