noun, plural fa·ci·es.
Origin of facies
Examples from the Web for facies
Facies gyvith to a planet that thyng the which rowme gyvith to a maistre.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
For many palethnographers this is a “facies local” of the Magdalenian period.The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
Formosa facies muta commendatio est—A handsome face is a mute recommendation.
The Carboniferous system in Brazil presents itself under two facies, the one marine and the other terrestrial.
Marls and limestones with fossils of an Eocene facies overlie the Cretaceous rocks on the Gabun.
British Dictionary definitions for facies
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for facies
Medicine definitions for facies
n. pl. facies
Science definitions for facies
- A body of sedimentary rock distinguished from others by its lithology, geometry, sedimentary structures, proximity to other types of sedimentary rock, and fossil content, and recognized as characteristic of a particular depositional environment.
- For a metamorphic rock, the particular combination of pressure and temperature under which metamorphism occurred.