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facing

[fey-sing] /ˈfeɪ sɪŋ/
noun
1.
a covering in front, for ornament, protection, etc., as an outer layer of stone on a brick wall.
2.
a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornament or strengthening.
3.
material turned outward or inward, as a cuff or hem.
4.
facings, coverings of a different color applied on the collar, cuffs, or other parts of a military coat.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see face, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for facings

facing

/ˈfeɪsɪŋ/
noun
1.
a piece of material used esp to conceal the seam of a garment and prevent fraying
2.
(usually pl) a piece of additional cloth, esp in a different colour, on the collar, cuffs, etc, of the jacket of a military uniform, formerly used to denote the regiment
3.
an outer layer or coat of material applied to the surface of a wall
4.
(marketing) an area of retail shelf space
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Word Origin and History for facings

facing

n.

c.1400, "disfiguring," from face. Meaning "defiance" is from 1520s; that of "front of a garment" is 1560s; "coating" is from 1580s; "front or outer part of a wall, building, etc.," is from 1823.

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facings in Medicine

facing fac·ing (fā'sĭng)
n.
A tooth-colored material used to hide the buccal or labial surface of a gold crown to give the outward appearance of a natural tooth.

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