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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Outer surface of an area or a body; The purely external aspect of a thing.

Usage examples (33)
  • The audience was held by the substance of the play rather than by the superficies of the production-R.W.Speaight
  • Certainly not with a heartfelt froufrou letter (which, on the superficies, is immediately insulting).
  • You should have the sugar-box by you, to strew on sugar from time to time, as you eat off the superficies, that is strewed over with sugar.
  • Watteau -- Watteau the painter -- not that superficies which is more or less familiar to every hack, be he limner or penman, who dabbles in the eighteenth century. for more
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