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Origin of surface

1605鈥15; <French, equivalent to sur-sur-1 + faceface, apparently modeled on Latin superficiessuperficies

OTHER WORDS FROM surface

sur路face路less, adjectivesur路fac路er, nounnon路sur路face, noun, adjectiveun路sur路faced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for surface

surface
/ (藞s蓽藧f瑟s) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of surface

surfaceless, adjectivesurfacer, noun

Word Origin for surface

C17: from French, from sur on + face face, probably on the model of Latin superficies
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Other Idioms and Phrases with surface

surface

see on the surface; scratch the surface.

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