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Superficies

[soo-per-FISH-eez]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 16th century

1.

A surface.

2.

(literary) An outward part or appearance.

Examples of Superficies in a sentence

"The sculptor created a superficies that seemed so realistic you would expect the marble body to be warm to the touch."

"While he exhibited an uncaring superficies in public, he was actually very sensitive with people in his private life."

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About Superficies

Superficies developed from the Latin words "super" (above) and "facies" (face).

Did you Know?

You're probably already familiar with the word superficies due to the word "superficial" — a word that means something that exists or occurs on a surface level.

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