polishing n : the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living" [syn: shining]
- present participle of polish
- The action of the verb to polish.
- That makes shiny or smooth.
- That refines.
Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface by using rubbing or a chemical action, leaving a surface with significant specular reflection and minimal diffuse reflection. Also referred to as "polishing" is the application of a liquid that dries to a shiny finish, as in nail polish.
In metallography polishing is used to create a flat, defect-free surface for examination of a metal's microstructure under a microscope. Silicon based polishing pads or diamond solution can be used in the polishing process.
polishing in Azerbaijani: Hamarlama
polishing in German: Polieren
polishing in French: Polissage
polishing in Hebrew: פוליש
polishing in Dutch: Polijsten (bewerking)
polishing in Japanese: 研磨
polishing in Polish: Polerowanie
polishing in Russian: Полирование
polishing in Ukrainian: Полірування