face value


face value

noun

: the value that is printed or shown on something (such as a coin or bill)

Full Definition of FACE VALUE

1
:  the value indicated on the face (as of a postage stamp or a stock certificate)
2
:  the apparent value or significance <if their remarks may be taken at face value>

Examples of FACE VALUE

  1. We paid $100 for tickets that had a face value of $50.

First Known Use of FACE VALUE

1876

Rhymes with FACE VALUE

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