surface area


Definition of surface area

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  the external or superficial aspect of something

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

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

    :  appearing to be such on the surface only :  superficial

  1. :  to give a surface to: such as

    :  to plane or make smooth

    :  to apply the surface layer to

  1. :  the surface included within a set of lines

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

    :  areaway

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