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[fey-shuh] /ˈfeɪ ʃə/
noun, Chiefly British.
dashboard (def 1).
Also, fascia.
Also called facia board.
Origin of facia
1880-85; spelling variant of fascia, perhaps through confusion with Latin faciēs, English face, facial, etc. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All unsuccessful dogmatical attempts of reason are facia, which it is always useful to submit to the censure of the sceptic.

  • The base is nailed to the lower edges of the rafters, and the facia is then applied.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • Not being able to make myself understood I went outside, looked at the facia, and found I had gone to the wrong address.

British Dictionary definitions for facia


a variant spelling of fascia
Derived Forms
facial, adjective
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Word Origin and History for facia

variant of fascia.

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