facia

[fey-shuh]
noun Chiefly British.
dashboard ( def 1 ).
Also, fascia.
Also called facia board.


Origin:
1880–85; spelling variant of fascia, perhaps through confusion with Latin faciēs, English face, facial, etc.

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facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n
a variant spelling of fascia
 
'facial
 
adj

fascia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n , pl -ciae
1.  the flat surface above a shop window
2.  architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
3.  fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
4.  biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
5.  (Brit) a less common name for dashboard
6.  a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
facia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə, -ʃɪˌiː, ˈfæʃɪə)
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
'fascial or facia
 
adj
 
'facial or facia
 
adj

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facia
variant of fascia.
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Example sentences
The company representative stated that they were unaware that facia removal was considered a construction activity.
The basic design includes shallow pilasters at each corner to hold up the deep facia board under the wide eaves.
The signage framework would be close to the facia and will support acrylic frosted panels for individual signage for each tenant.
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