superficies

superficies

[soo-per-fish-ee-eez, -fish-eez]
noun, plural superficies.
1.
the surface, outer face, or outside of a thing.
2.
the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin superficiēs, equivalent to super- super- + -ficiēs, combining form of faciēs face

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superficies (ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃiːz)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  a surface or outer face
2.  the outward form of a thing
 
[C16: from Latin: upper side, from super- + faciēs face]

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superficies su·per·fi·cies (sōō'pər-fĭsh'ēz, -fĭsh'ē-ēz')
n. pl. superficies

  1. The outer surface of an area or a body.

  2. External appearance or aspect.

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