surface area

noun

Definition of surface area

:the amount of area covered by the surface of something
  • The lake has roughly the same surface area as 10 football fields.

Word by Word Definitions

surface play
  1. : the exterior or upper boundary of an object or body

  2. : a plane or curved two-dimensional locus of points (such as the boundary of a three-dimensional region)

  3. : the external or superficial aspect of something

  1. : of, located on, or designed for use at the surface of something

  2. : situated, transported, or employed on the surface of the earth

  3. : appearing to be such on the surface only : superficial

  1. : to give a surface to: such as

  2. : to plane or make smooth

  3. : to apply the surface layer to

area play
  1. : the surface included within a set of lines

  2. : the scope of a concept, operation, or activity : field

  3. : areaway


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