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superficies

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noun su·per·fi·cies \-ˈfi-(ˌ)shēz, -shē-ˌēz\

Definition of superficies

plural superficies

  1. 1 :  a surface of a body or a region of space

  2. 2 :  the external aspects or appearance of a thing



Origin of superficies

Latin, surface, from super- + facies face, aspect — more at face


First Known Use: 1530


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