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patress

alt. an adapting plate or mounting used to fix an object to a surface or a substrate where the difference in character between the object and that to which it is mounted prevents direct mounting, eg in fitting a flat panel to a curved surface n. an adapting plate or mounting used to fix an object to a surface or a substrate where the difference in character between the object and that to which it is mounted prevents direct mounting, eg in fitting a flat panel to a curved surface