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- The process of depositing a metal onto another surface, usually a different metal, via electrolysis. Such a deposit may be thin or thick, and may be used, for instance, to provide coatings which are protective, decorative, or which have any given electrical properties. Also called electroplating.
- The process of depositing or applying a thin, or very thin, layer or coat upon a metal.
- noun the act of fitting plates to the plate cylinder