[ gey-ting ]
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  1. the act or process of controlling the passage or pathway of something.

  2. Cell Biology. the process by which a channel in a cell membrane opens or closes.

  1. Metallurgy. a system for casting metal involving a mold with a channel or opening into which the molten metal is poured.

  2. Electronics. the process of controlling the operation of an electronic device by means of a gate, a signal that makes an electronic circuit operative or inoperative either for a certain time interval or until another signal is received.

  3. (at British universities) a punishment in which a student is confined to the college grounds: The penalty for being out after hours will be gating for up to a month.

Origin of gating

First recorded in 1945–50; gat(e)1 + -ing1

Words Nearby gating Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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