platy-, plat-, platino-, platt-

(Greek: broad, wide; flat, level)

absorber plate (s) (noun)
1. A metal sheet in a flat plate solar collector whose primary function is to maximize the transfer of solar radiation reaching it through the glazing to the heat transfer fluid.
2. A flat surface, usually black and sometimes incorporating the use of mirrors or transparent covers, used to collect solar energy.
amalgamation table, amalgamation plate (s) (noun); amalgamation tables, amalgamation plates (pl)
A flat metal surface on which mercury is spread so it will bind with gold particles as gold-bearing ore is washed over it: The miners were required to wear face masks when working near the amalgamation table because of the chemical process that was being used.
electroless plating
1. A process that produces thin metallic coatings on objects without the application of external electric current.
2. Plating from an aqueous solution on any surface, caused by an autocatalytic chemical reduction.
3. The deposition of a metallic coating, usually nickel, on a component by chemical means rather than by electroplating.

The component is immersed in a solution containing a reducing agent.

4. A chemical reduction process which, once initiated, is autocatalytic or something whose occurrence at one point increases the probability that it will occur again at another point.

The process is similar to electroplating except that no outside current is needed and the metal ions are reduced by chemical agents in the plating solutions, and deposit on the substrate.

An advantage of electroless plating with current is that there is a more uniform thickness of the surface coating.

1. To deposit a metal on the surface of certain materials by using the process of electrolysis.
2. To effect the transfer of one metal to another one by using electrolysis.
3. To apply a metallic coating on a conductive surface with electrolytic actions.
electroplating, electrolytic plating
1. The process of plating or coating a conducting surface with a metal by a process of electrolysis.
2. The electrodeposition of an adherent metal coating onto a conductive object for protection, decoration, or for other reasons; such as, securing a surface with properties or dimension that are different from those of the basic metal.
3. Electrodeposition (deposit on an electrode by electrolysis) of a metal or alloy from a suitable electrolyte solution.

The article to be plated is connected as the cathode in the electrolyte solution while direct electrical current is introduced through the anode which consists of the metal to be deposited.

4. The art or process of depositing a coating or cover; for example, silver, gold, or nickel on an inferior metal, by means of an electric current.

The metal to be deposited on an article is usually used as the anode and the article to be plated as the cathode, in an electrolyte solution in which the plating metal is the cation.

electroplaxes, electro-plate cells
Disc-shaped syncytial cells (cells that fuse with adjacent cells to form multinucleated large cells with fused cytoplasms), large numbers of which form a gelatinous substance in the electric organs of fish.
marine-cut terrace (s) (noun), marine-cut terraces (pl)
A uniformly, gently sloping land surface produced by water erosion or other marine processes; wave-cut terrace: In geology class, Susan learned about marine-cut terraces and was overjoyed when her family went to the coast and saw such a platform created by water which had worn away part of the land.
omoplate (s), omoplates (pl) (nouns)
The shoulder blades or scapulas (two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings).
plait, plait, plate, pleat
plait (PLAYT, PLAT) (noun)
A braid or pigtail: Bonita's plait of hair was dark, heavy, and it was hanging down her back.
plait (PLAYT, PLAT) (verb)
To braid: Sallie decided to plait her hair with colored ribbons.
plate (PLAYT) (noun)
1. A flat and usually round dish which is used for eating or serving food: Mark had a full plate of meat and vegetables so he didn't need to have any second servings.
2. A table setting or cutlery that is made by the process of chemically or electronically bonding a thin layer of a valuable metal onto a less valuable base metal: The host set the table with the old family plate.
3. Any of large movable segments of the earth's surface that shift during an earthquake: The seismologist studied the plate in the temblor-prone area of the desert.
4. The dish which is passed among people for collections, often in a religious context: The ushers passed the plate for contributions to support the church fund.
pleat (PLEET) (noun)
A fold in a piece of material, often cloth, made by doubling the material over itself: The seamstress made a pleat in the belt on the coat so it would hang in an attractive style.
pleat (PLEET) (verb)
To create a fold: Mrs. Smart wanted to pleat the curtains carefully before hanging them up again.

When the female potter works, she keeps her plait of hair tied up so it won't get caught on the potter’s wheel. In fact, Karin has been making a large plate with a pleat style crimping of the edge.