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Dictionary definition for: Surface

1. (n) 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. (v) come to the surface

3. (a) on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"

4. (n) 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"

5. (v) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral" "I hope the list key is going to surface again"

8. (n) a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"

9. (n) information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open" "the facts had been brought to the surface"

10. (n) a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

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