Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plate or plaque, as on an office door, inscribed with a name.
  • n. See masthead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plate or plaque inscribed with a person's name, especially one on an office door.
  • n. The masthead of a newspaper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plate bearing a name

Etymologies

name +‎ plate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • First, as with many “renewable” energy technologies, the company selling it engages in nameplate capacity abuse.

    Coyote Blog » 2010 » January

  • In 1986, the company expanded into the luxury automobile market with the creation of the Acura brand, the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

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  • The situation with the Avenger and Sebring leaves Chrysler in a conundrum that will test one of the more lasting adages of the auto business: establishing a nameplate is a costly investment, making it a good idea not to change.

    Auto Observer

  • Ultimately, the biggest influence on customer loyalty and affinity for the nameplate is the quality of the vehicle itself.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • The "nameplate" capacity on this equipment brags of recovery in calm conditions and daylight, not the darkness and bitter storms of the Arctic Ocean.

    Riki Ott: Protecting a Whaling Culture

  • As training camp opens across the NBA, Burgess 'future is as tenuous as the adhesive-taped "nameplate" stuck over his locker at America West the last month.

    USATODAY.com - Admiral, Burgess at opposite ends of training camp spectrum

  • As a result of both the mine and plant operating at "nameplate" design and the stronger than expected results in the third quarter, management has increased its full year production guidance to 140,000 tonnes (308 million pounds) of copper metal in concentrates at an average estimated C1 operating cost(1)of $1.35 per pound.

    Equinox Q3-10 Results Generate Operating Profit of $166.4 million and Operating Cash Flow of $112.9 million - Yahoo! Finance

  • As a result of both the mine and process plant operating at "nameplate" design and the stronger than expected results in the third quarter of 2010, management has increased its full year production guidance to 140,000 tonnes (308 million pounds) of copper metal in concentrates at an average estimated C1 operating cost(1)of $1.35 per pound.

    Equinox Q3-10 Results Generate Operating Profit of $166.4 million and Operating Cash Flow of $112.9 million - Yahoo! Finance

  • It could get the point where they all get bought off with the usual currently (money and / or poltical influence) to just give up the "nameplate" of the

    Balloon Juice

  • Unfortunately I cannot say whether these are extreme or typical cases, but they have one thing in common that all readers of this and other papers on energy economics should observe and remember: the actual output from wind installations is often not just lower than the rated (or 'nameplate') output, but very much lower.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

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