EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

plaquette (plural plaquettes)

  1. A small metal tablet decorated in bas-relief, usually with a design including figures.
  2. (physics) The smallest closed loop, enclosing the region between four lattice sites, in lattice gauge theory.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

plaque +‎ -ette

NounEdit

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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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French plaquette (small plaque).

NounEdit

plaquette f (invariable)

  1. booklet, pamphlet
  2. a small commemorative plaque

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