face value

noun

Definition of face value

  1. 1 :  the value indicated on the face (as of a postage stamp or a stock certificate)

  2. 2 :  the apparent value or significance <if their remarks may be taken at face value>

Examples of face value in a sentence

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

1876

First Known Use of face value

1876


FACE VALUE Defined for English Language Learners

face value

noun

Definition of face value for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

face value

noun

Legal Definition of face value

  1. :  the value indicated on the face of something (as a stock certificate)


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