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Surface

Sur´face`
n.1.The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.
The bright surface of this ethereous mold.
- Milton.
2.Hence, outward or external appearance.
3.(Geom.) A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.
4.(Fort.) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
Caustic surface
etc. See under Caustic, Heating, etc.
Surface condensation
See under Condensation, and Condenser.
Surface gauge
(Mach.) an instrument consisting of a standard having a flat base and carrying an adjustable pointer, for gauging the evenness of a surface or its height, or for marking a line parallel with a surface.
Surface grub
(Zool.) the larva of the great yellow underwing moth (Triphœna pronuba). It is often destructive to the roots of grasses and other plants.
Surface plate
(Mach.) a plate having an accurately dressed flat surface, used as a standard of flatness by which to test other surfaces.
Surface printing
printing from a surface in relief, as from type, in distinction from plate printing, in which the ink is contained in engraved lines.
v. t.1.To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
[imp. & p. p. Surfaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surfacing .]
2.To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.
v. i.1.To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries.
2.To become known or public; - said of information.
3.To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he absconded with the payroll and surfaced in Argentina.
Noun1.surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
2.surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
3.surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
Synonyms: Earth's surface
4.surface - a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
5.surface - information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
Synonyms: open
6.surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
Verb1.surface - come to the surface
Synonyms: rise up, come up, rise
2.surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
Synonyms: coat
3.surface - appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
Adj.1.surface - on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
Antonyms:
overhead - located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
2.surface - involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound"
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surface area
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Surface of elasticity
Surface of flotation
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