silver plating

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun
    (written as silver-plating)
    the electrolytic deposition of silver

Electronics

  • The process of depositing silver 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.
  • The process of depositing or applying a thin, or very thin, layer or coat of silver upon a metal.
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