sputtering

[ spuht-er-ing ]
/ ˈspʌt ər ɪŋ /

noun

Engineering, Electronics. a process that uses ions of an inert gas to dislodge atoms from the surface of a crystalline material, the atoms then being electrically deposited to form an extremely thin coating on a glass, metal, plastic, or other surface.

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Origin of sputtering

First recorded in 1900–05; sputter + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM sputtering

un·sput·ter·ing, adjective
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