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facia

[fey-shuh] /ˈfeɪ ʃə/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
dashboard (def 1).
Also, fascia.
Also called facia board.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; spelling variant of fascia, perhaps through confusion with Latin faciēs, English face, facial, etc.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for facia

facia

/ˈfeɪʃɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of fascia
Derived Forms
facial, adjective

fascia

/ˈfeɪʃɪə/
noun (pl) -ciae (-ʃɪˌiː)
1.
the flat surface above a shop window
2.
(architect) a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
3.
(ˈfæʃɪə). 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 (sense 1)
6.
a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
Derived Forms
fascial, facial, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces
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Word Origin and History for facia

variant of fascia.

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