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English definition of “plate”

plate

noun (THIN LAYER)    /pleɪt/
[U] ordinary metal with a layer of another metal on top: The knives and forks are silver plate.Metals and metalworkingChemical elementsCoverings and layers [U] objects, especially plates, dishes, and cups, completely made of a valuable metal such as gold or silver: The thieves got away with a large quantity of church plate.Dishes, bowls, cups and glasses
(Definition of plate noun (THIN LAYER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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