face-cen·​tered ˈfās-ˌsen-tərd How to pronounce face-centered (audio)
: relating to or being a crystal space lattice in which each cubic unit cell has an atom at the center and at the corners of each face compare body-centered

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of face-centered was in 1913

Dictionary Entries Near face-centered

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“Face-centered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face-centered. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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