Definition of Sputtering

1. Noun. The noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively. "He heard a spatter of gunfire"

Exact synonyms: Spatter, Spattering, Splatter, Splattering, Splutter, Sputter
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Splat, Splutter, Sputter, Sputter



Definition of Sputtering

1. Verb. (present participle of sputter) ¹

2. Noun. A noise that sputters. ¹

3. Noun. The ejection of atoms from the surface of a solid or liquid following bombardment with ions, atoms or molecules; used to prepare a thin layer of material on an object. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sputtering

1. sputter [v] - See also: sputter

Medical Definition of Sputtering

1. Process by which atoms are ejected from a solid surface by bombardment with plasma particles. See: radiation damage, surface. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sputtering

spurway
spurways
spurwinged
sput
sputa
sputation
sputative
sputcheon
sputnik
sputniks
sputs
sputter
sputtered
sputterer
sputterers
sputtering (current term)
sputtering yield
sputteringly
sputterings
sputters
sputtery
sputum
sputum aerogenosum
sputum analysis
sputum culture
sputum for acid-fast organisms
sputum smear
spy
spy-fi
spy on

Literary usage of Sputtering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. X rays: An Introduction to the Study of Röntgen Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1914)
"Two main causes are answerable for the blackening : (1) The disintegration or " sputtering " of the anticathode while acting as cathode during the 'inverse ..."

2. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1918)
"CATHODIC sputtering. Workers with discharge tubes have long been aware that ... This property of cathodic sputtering is common in greater or less degree to ..."

3. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1917)
"CATHODIC sputtering. Workers with discharge tubes have long been aware that ... This property of cathodic sputtering is common in greater or less degree to ..."

4. American Druggist (1893)
"CAUSES OF sputtering. THERE'S a great deal of money to be made out of the soda water business, I suppose," said the customer to the druggist as he ..."

5. A Laboratory Manual of Electrotherapeutics by William James Herdman, Frank E. Nagler (1898)
"A sputtering series of sparks is very disagreeable to most patients and irritates the sensory nerves and should always be avoided except when this effect is ..."

6. Your Light "the Evening and the Morning," by Robert Henry Bowman (1915)
"and the spread table, the juicy steak or slice of ham or bacon sputtering and frying, and the steam of the coffee giving out its aroma? ..."

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