surface


surface
surface [adj] external apparent, covering, depthless, exterior, facial, outer, outside, outward, shallow, shoal, superficial, top; concepts 485,583 —Ant. central, core, inside, interior, middle surface [n] external part of something area, cover, covering, expanse, exterior, exteriority, externality, facade, face, facet, level, obverse, outside, peel, periphery, plane, rind, side, skin, stretch, superficiality, superficies, top, veneer; concept 484 —Ant. core, inside, interior, middle surface [v] come to the top of appear, arise, come to light, come up, crop up, emerge, flare up, materialize, rise, transpire; concepts 166,716 —Ant. dive, drop, fall, sink, submerge

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  • Surface — Sur face , n. [F. See {Sur }, and {Face}, and cf. {Superficial}.] 1. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface — Sur face, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surfaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surfacing}.] 1. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain. [1913 Webster] 2. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface — Sur face, v. i. 1. To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries. [PJC] 2. To become known or public; said of information. [PJC] 3. To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface — This article discusses surfaces from the point of view of topology. For other uses, see Differential geometry of surfaces, algebraic surface, and Surface (disambiguation). An open surface with X , Y , and Z contours shown. In mathematics,… …   Wikipedia

  • surface — I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from sur + face face, from Old French more at face Date: circa 1600 1. the exterior or upper boundary of an object or body < on the surface of the water > < the earth s surface > 2. a plane or curved …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SURFACE — s. f. Superficie, l extérieur, le dehors d un corps. Surface plate, unie, raboteuse. La surface de la terre. La surface de l eau. Une surface plane. Une surface concave. Une surface convexe. Cela présente une belle surface. Une grande surface de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • SURFACE — n. f. Superficie, partie extérieure d’un corps, ce qui le limite dans l’espace. Surface plate, unie, raboteuse. La surface de la terre. La surface de l’eau. Une surface plane. Une surface concave. Une surface convexe. Mesures de surface. SURFACE… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Surface — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel Surface – Unheimliche Tiefe Originaltitel Surface …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • surface — See: SCRATCH THE SURFACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • surface — See: SCRATCH THE SURFACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Surface science — is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, including solid liquid interfaces, solid gas interfaces, solid vacuum interfaces, and liquid gas interfaces. It includes the fields of surface chemistry… …   Wikipedia


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