- a thin layer or covering of something；material used for making coats.
noun: coating, plural noun: coatings
- 1. a thin layer or covering of something a coating of paint
- 2. material used for making coats.
- a thin layer or covering of something: a coating of paint
Oxford American Dictionary
Personally I think a coat is usually longer, heavier, and thicker than a jacket...
Coating DNA with Protein 應該是把蛋白質塗抹(佈)在 DNA 上(週圍) ~ Majored in pre-Med/biology @@~
coat是外層的意思，paint是油漆 have a new coat of paint是重新油漆的意思。 a coat of paint是第一層油漆的意思。(或指外層油漆)