multi plated


coated with a thin film of gold, silver, etc., as for ornamental purposes.
covered or overlaid with metal plates for protection.
(of a knitted fabric) made of two yarns, as wool on the face and cotton on the back.

1475–85; plate1 + -ed3

multiplated, adjective
nonplated, adjective
unplated, adjective Unabridged
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plated (ˈpleɪtɪd)
1.  a.  coated with a layer of metal
 b.  (in combination): gold-plated
2.  (of a fabric) knitted in two different yarns so that one appears on the face and the other on the back

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c., "flat sheet of gold or silver," also "flat, round coin," from O.Fr. plate "thin piece of metal" (late 12c.), from M.L. plata "plate, piece of metal," perhaps via V.L. *plattus from Gk. platys "flat, broad" (see place (n.)). The cognate in Sp. (plata) and Port. (prata)
has become the usual word for "silver," superseding argento via shortening of *plata d'argento "plate of silver, coin." Meaning "table utensils" (originally of silver or gold only) is from M.E. Meaning "shallow dish for food," now usually of china or earthenware, originally of metal or wood, is from mid-15c. Baseball sense is from 1857. Geological sense is first attested 1904; plate tectonics first recorded 1969. Plate-glass first recorded 1727.
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Medical Dictionary

plate (plāt)

  1. A smooth, flat, relatively thin, rigid body of uniform thickness.

  2. A thin flat layer, part, or structure.

  3. A thin metallic or plastic support fitted to the gums to anchor artificial teeth.

  4. A metal bar applied to a fractured bone in order to maintain the ends in apposition.

  5. The agar layer within a Petri dish or similar vessel.

  6. A sheet of glass or metal that is light-sensitive and on which a photographic image can be recorded.

v. plat·ed, plat·ing, plates
To form a very thin layer of a bacterial culture by streaking it on the surface of agar to isolate individual organisms from which a colonial clone will develop.
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plate   (plāt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A thin, flat sheet of metal or other material, especially one used as an electrode in a storage battery or capacitor, or as the anode of an electron tube.

  2. In plate tectonics, one of the sections of the Earth's lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) that is in constant motion along with other sections. It is the interaction of the plates that causes mountains, volcanos, and other land features to form and that causes earthquakes to occur. Six major plates and numerous smaller ones are recognized. See more at tectonic boundary.

Verb   To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal.
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