gold plate

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gold plate

[¦gōld ′plāt]
(metallurgy)
Gold which has been electroplated on a material in a thin layer of controlled thickness; used on electric contacts for corrosion resistance and solderability and on jewelry and oraments.
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On their computer, Landman and his colleagues have also splattered gold clusters against nickel to model the molecular dynamics of gold-plating processes.
Mr Wright said the regulations come out in relatively simple form from Europe but adds: "Because our laws are so precise the Government covers every angle - gold-plating everything - and therefore what was possibly a relatively simple law becomes a complex piece of regulation.
"Gold-plating and heavy-handed implementation of EU legislation makes many business operations in our country uncompetitive.