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facing

[ fey-sing ]
/ ˈfeɪ sɪŋ /
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noun
a covering in front, for ornament, protection, etc., as an outer layer of stone on a brick wall.
a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornament or strengthening.
material turned outward or inward, as a cuff or hem.
facings, coverings of a different color applied on the collar, cuffs, or other parts of a military coat.
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Origin of facing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at face, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for facing

facing
/ (ˈfeɪsɪŋ) /

noun
a piece of material used esp to conceal the seam of a garment and prevent fraying
(usually plural) a piece of additional cloth, esp in a different colour, on the collar, cuffs, etc, of the jacket of a military uniform, formerly used to denote the regiment
an outer layer or coat of material applied to the surface of a wall
marketing an area of retail shelf space
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Medical definitions for facing

facing
[ fāsĭng ]

n.
A tooth-colored material used to hide the buccal or labial surface of a gold crown to give the outward appearance of a natural tooth.
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