plaquette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French plaquette (small plaque), allegedly coined in the 1860s.

Noun[edit]

plaquette (plural plaquettes)

  1. A small bas-relief metal tablet used as a decoration for book covers in the 15th-17th centuries.
  2. (physics) The smallest closed loop, enclosing the region between four lattice sites, in lattice gauge theory.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

plaque +‎ -ette

Noun[edit]

plaquette f (plural plaquettes)

  1. packet (of butter); strip, blister pack (of pills)
  2. (hematology, cytology) platelet
  3. (automobile, ~ de frein) brake pad

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French plaquette (small plaque).

Noun[edit]

plaquette f (invariable)

  1. booklet, pamphlet
  2. a small commemorative plaque

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