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sputtering

[spuht-er-ing] /ˈspʌt ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Engineering, Electronics. a process that uses ions of an inert gas to dislodge atoms from the surface of a crystalline material, the atoms then being electrically deposited to form an extremely thin coating on a glass, metal, plastic, or other surface.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; sputter + -ing1
Related forms
unsputtering, adjective
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