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noun fac·ing \ˈfā-siŋ\

Simple Definition of facing

  • : a layer of material that is placed on the surface or front of something to improve its appearance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of facing

  1. 1 a :  a lining at the edge especially of a garment b plural :  the collar, cuffs, and trimmings of a uniform coat

  2. 2 :  an ornamental or protective layer

  3. 3 :  material for facing

Examples of facing in a sentence

  1. a house with brick facing

  2. a suit with red facings at the collar and the cuffs



1566

First Known Use of facing

1566

Rhymes with facing


Medical Dictionary

facing

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noun fac·ing \ˈfā-siŋ\

Medical Definition of facing

  1. :  a front of porcelain or plastic used in dental crowns and bridgework to face the metal replacement and simulate the natural tooth




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