a film of material only a few microns thick, deposited on a substrate, as in the technology for making integrated circuits.
- thin-film, adjective
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How to use thin film in a sentence
A hard court, like the ones at the U.S. Open, consists of a thin film of acrylic over an asphalt base.
Heat a griddle or nonstick pan, then add a thin film of vegetable oil.Roast Chicken, Eggplant Pancakes, Cranberry-Walnut Tart | The Daily Beast | December 23, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
First a thin film of black carbon is produced round the metal, then the latter appears in the form of a filigree of silver.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
Lubricate the embossed cams in the cam housing with a thin film of vaseline every fifty hours of actual running.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
The object to be marked should first be warmed and coated very thoroughly with a thin film of paraffin wax.A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing | Bernard D. Bolas
The first and smallest of the lichen family spread and decay into a thin film of soil.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust | Hallam Hawksworth
They each contain a thin film of yellow clay deposited by the water with which they were filled.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
British Dictionary definitions for thin-film
(of an electronic component, device, or circuit) composed of one or more extremely thin layers of metal, semiconductor, etc, deposited on a ceramic or glass substrate: thin-film capacitor
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