Definition of fascia
fasciaeplay play \senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-shē-ˌē, sense 2 is usually ˈfa-\ or
1 : a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: such asa : a flat piece used as a moldingb : a horizontal piece (such as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves —called also fascia boardc : a nameplate over the front of a shop
2 : a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (such as muscles); also : tissue of this character
3 or faciaplay \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə\ British : the dashboard of an automobile
fascialplay \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective
Recent Examples of fascia from the Web
In addition, Rio's fog lamp surrounds have been moved outwards, creating greater visual width to the front fascia and a lower window line around the cabin provides the driver and passengers with a better all-around view.
Advanced styling with functional aerodynamics includes a sculpted body featuring smooth, contoured lines and functional front-wheel air curtains integrated into the sporty lower front fascia.
His December foot surgery to repair a painful plantar fascia put his opening-day availability into question.
To better battle the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60 and Volvo XC90, the Acura folks have freshened the 2017 MDX with the usual new wheels, a different rear fascia and shiny trim along the doorsills.
Take care of your plantar fascia by rolling your feet on a golf ball while at your desk.
Manning partly tore the plantar fascia in his left foot in November, then had to watch his backup, Brock Osweiler, lead the team for the next six games before reclaiming his starting spot.
The lines and proportions are inspired by the original G, with an upright fascia, bulging wheel arches (housing 20-inch wheels and ultra-all-terrain tires) and flat roof.
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Origin and Etymology of fascia
Italian, from Latin, band, bandage; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace
First Known Use: 1563
FASCIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fascia for English Language Learners
: a long, thin board that covers the area where a wall joins a roof
medical : a sheet of tissue that covers or connects parts inside the body (such as muscles)
Medical Definition of fascia
fasciae\-ē-ˌē\play play or
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