Plates meaning

Plates definition

1. Thin sections of lead peroxide or porous lead in a battery . There are two kinds of plates -- positive and negative. The plates are arranged in groups, in an alternate fashion, called "elements," they are completely submerged in the electrolyte .
2. Any basically flat surface often used to mount another device. Also see baffle plate , brake backing plate , breaker plate , and clutch pressure plate .

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