the act or process of controlling the passage or pathway of something.
Cell Biology. the process by which a channel in a cell membrane opens or closes.
Metallurgy. a system for casting metal involving a mold with a channel or opening into which the molten metal is poured.
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.
(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.
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How to use gating in a sentence
LSD affects the gating process—so much more information is sent to the cortex to be processed.Is Tripping on Acid to Blame for Angus T. Jones’s Meltdown? | Marlow Stern | November 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Virgilll rot before I do his thousand lines or pay any attention to his gating.Deering of Deal | Latta Griswold
I am disposed to ask you to dispense the gating and the penalties for violating it.Deering of Deal | Latta Griswold
This corresponds to some extent with the English system of 'gating.'Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford
Say, a thousand lines apiece, a week's gating, and a few things of that kind.Stalky & Co. | Rudyard Kipling
Every weaver had his own way of gating, and his own little tricks of weaving.In the Days of the Guild | Louise Lamprey