• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n electroplating The art or process of depositing a coating (commonly) of 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. The process is conducted in a tank called an electroplating bath, which holds the electrolyte solution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n electroplating The process or art of coating metals and other materials with an adherent film of metal, in a bath containing a solution of the metal, by means of the electrolytic action of an electric current from a battery or dynamo. In simple forms of electroplating apparatus, the bath containing the metallic solution may form the battery, as in plating with copper. The more common plan is to employ a current obtained from some source outside the bath. Table-cutlery or-ware, building- or car-fixtures, lamps, etc., to be electroplated, are suspended by wires from a metal rod laid across the top of the bath and connected with the negative pole of the battery, this terminal of the current forming the cathode. The silver, nickel, copper, etc., to be deposited is suspended in like manner from a rod connected with the positive pole of the battery, the terminal forming the anode. (See electrolysis, electrometallurgy.) The deposition of metals by electrolysis forms a part of several arts, as in electrotyping; but as in these the film of metal deposited in the bath is not adherent, they are described under separate heads. Electroplating is strictly the covering of a metal with a metallic film permanently attached to it, as in nickel-plating, plating telegraph-wires with copper, and table-ware with silver. See electrotype, galvanoplastic, galvanoglyph, galvanograph, and nickel-plating.
    • n electroplating The deposit itself, or the surface, obtained by means of the process explained above.
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In literature:

Moreover she silver-electroplated Louis Napoleon!!
"Life and Letters of Robert Browning" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Wax, being a non-conductor, cannot be electroplated unless a conducting surface be first applied.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Read the description of electroplating in Vol.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
There is a chapter on electroplating.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
Electroplate, 12, 38, 48, 123, 132, 134.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
It is pretty well established that the process is something like electroplating.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Nickel is also used for electroplating, for nickel coins, for chemicals, etc.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Electroplating is the art of coating metals with metals by means of electricity.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The family cat had been electroplated by lightning.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various

In news:

Electroplating plant, nearly a year after the site was added to a federal Superfund list, officials announced today.
SOLDERONTM BHT-350 bright pure tin, a newly developed electroplating process, is presented.
New method for placing glassy -metal electroplates.
Expanded electroplating lines enhance customer service capabilities.
For platers, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is synonymous with F006 hazardous waste or electroplating sludge.
The methodology proposed here will allow for general industrial applications of the electroplating technology for depositing the titanium–zirconium coating on ABS or ABS/PC plastics and other substrates , including carbon foam.
Both methods dissipate the stress that is formed from the interaction of intermetallic compound formation and the inherent structure of electroplated tin.
The Elimination of Whiskers from Electroplated Tin.
Traditional electroplating generates "mountains" of toxin-saturated used maskant, NCMS says.
Garfield begins demolition of contaminated electroplating plant.
Sheaffer matte chrome with 23k gold electroplate trim pen and pencil set in red leatherette gift box.
It is also good for gold electroplating and used in mining.
Technic will present its new line of Goldeneye equipment, electroplating chemistry and ancillary process chemistries designed to reduce the use of gold without sacrificing the quality of the resultant finishes in a variety of applications.
CTS of Asheville shut down more than two decades ago, but for some former employees and neighbors of the electroplating facility, the memories haven't faded.
Sequoia Manufacturing will distribute samples of its electroplating masking tapes at SUR/FIN 2012.

In science:

The gold is deposited by electroplating in order to avoid the use of a nickel undercoat.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
Microstructure versus size: Mechanical properties of electroplated single crystalline cu nanopillars.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
An electroplating spring-bridge micro-tensile specimen is fabricated to carry out a series of monotonic tensile testing on it. Freestanding thin films were loaded by performing monotonic loading/unloading and tensiontension fatigue experiments.
Monotonic and fatigue testing of spring-bridged freestanding microbeams application for MEMS
Petrashov et al., Device Fabrication by Nanolithography and Electroplating for Magnetic-Flux Quantization Measurements, Appl.
Electron Transport in Hybrid Metallic Nanostructures (Metallic Nanoelectronics)