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 (so͞o′pər-fĭsh′ēz, -fĭsh′ē-ēz′)
n. pl. superficies
1. The outer surface of an area or a body.
2. External appearance or aspect.

[Latin superficiēs : super-, super- + faciēs, face; see face.]


n, pl -cies
1. (Mathematics) a surface or outer face
2. the outward form of a thing
[C16: from Latin: upper side, from super- + faciēs face]


(ˌsu pərˈfɪʃ iˌiz, -ˈfɪʃ iz)

n., pl. -ci•es.
1. the surface or outside of a thing.
2. the outward appearance, esp. as distinguished from the inner nature.
[1520–30; < Latin superficiēs=super- super- + -ficiēs, comb. form of faciēs face]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superficies - the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance; "the audience was held by the substance of the play rather than by the superficies of the production"-R.W.Speaight
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.superficies - outer surface of an area or a body
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"
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It is a ridiculous thing, and fit for a satire to persons of judgment, to see what shifts these formalists have, and what prospectives to make superficies to seem body, that hath depth and bulk.
As if a woman were a mere colored superficies! You must wait for movement and tone.
What it really most resembles, different as its superficies may look, is the career of those early mediaeval religious artists, who, precisely because their souls swarmed with heavenly visions, passed their fifty or sixty years in tranquil, systematic industry, seemingly with no thoughts beyond it.
One must remember that this aerial car had a base with a superficies of fifty-four square feet.
I talked yesterday with a pair of philosophers; I endeavored to show my good men that I love everything by turns and nothing long; that I loved the centre, but doated on the superficies; that I loved man, if men seemed to me mice and rats; that I revered saints, but woke up glad that the old pagan world stood its ground and died hard; that I was glad of men of every gift and nobility, but would not live in their arms.
Jusqu'au 10 aout courant, les quantites de tomates saisonnieres ont enregistre une hausse de 43%, a indique mardi le ministere de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Peche, ajoutant que les superficies cultivees ont, egalement, connu une croissance de 26%.
The contracting authority wishes to establish the right of superficies on the registered property of retke tee 32 (part of registration no.
Il s'agit entre autre, de l'encadrement rapproche de la production, a travers des campagnes de sensibilisation et de vulgarisation de proximite, axees sur l'amelioration de la production ainsi que l'extension des superficies irriguees pour securiser la production.
Todas las superficies recuperadas pasan a ser de dominio publico.
Nestes cenarios, ha evidencias de que varios patogenos "classicos" e oportunistas contaminam superficies e equipamentos (bombas de infusao, barras protetoras das camas, estetoscopio entre outros) mais frequentemente manuseados pelos profissionais de saude, tais como os Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina, Enterococcus resistente a vancomicina, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanni e outros agentes potenciais de infeccoes.
El ICCMS[TM] clasifica radiograficamente las superficies dentales posteriores en diferentes grados, segun la progresion, lo que ha permitido una buena reproducibilidad y exactitud de este sistema de clasificacion.
En un estudio realizado en Mexico en el ano 2012, se encontro en las superficies vivas (mano cocinera y mano auxiliar) un recuento de microorganismos Mesofilos aerobios y Coliformes totales que supero los limites permitidos.