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  1. The up-side of a flat object such as a table.
  2. The outside hull of a tangible object.
  3. (math) (geometry) The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degree of freedom, degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space.
  • Dutch: oppervlakte
  • French: surface
  • German: Oberflí¤che
  • Italian: superficie
  • Spanish: superficie
verb (surfaces, surfacing, surfaced) (transitive)
  1. (transitive) To provide something with a surface.
  2. (transitive) To apply a surface to something.
  3. (intransitive) To rise to the surface.
  4. (intransitive) To come out of hiding.
  5. (intransitive) For information or facts to become known.
  6. (intransitive) To work a mine near the surface.
    Etymology: From French, surface.

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