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surficial

[ser-fish-uh l] /sərˈfɪʃ əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a surface, especially the land surface:
a surficial geologic deposit.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; blend of surface and superficial
Related forms
surficially, adverb
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  • We only look at the surficial fact that there are many student take part in that event but did not look at the underlying cause.

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