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coating Line breaks: coat|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊtɪŋ/

Definition of coating in English:


1A thin layer or covering of something: a coating of paint
More example sentences
  • Paints and coatings work by creating a thin film on the surface to which they are applied.
  • A common theme in the new generation of coatings is the ability to be applied in extremely thin layers.
  • Black coatings on stainless steel wash off easily, leaving a dull gray appearance.
2 [mass noun] Material used for making coats.
Example sentences
  • Petersham, a very thick, waterproof woolen coating, usually dark blue, is used for men's trousers or heavy coats.
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