• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plaquette A small plaque, esp., in modern medal engraving, a small and delicate bas-relief, whether cast or struck from a die, or of form other than circular.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plaquette A small plaque or flat decorative object, as a tile of porcelain or a plate of metal, made for application to a piece of furniture as part of its ornamentation: as, a bureau decorated with bronze plaquettes.
    • n plaquette Same as plaque, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plaquette a small plaque
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of plaque, plate, plaque. See Plaque
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.; cf. Plack.


In science:

The simplest model in this class is the one-plaquette partition function for pure gauge theory in d = 2.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Kristjansen , Hermitian matrix model with plaquette interaction, Nucl.
Phase transitions and random matrices
The common feature of these models when translated into spin-language is the existence of multi-spin interactions on plaquettes on a random graph .
On random graphs and the statistical mechanics of granular matter
We denote by H the set of all plaquettes of Ld .
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
For any set H of plaquettes, we write E (H ) for the set of edges of L to which they are dual.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models