surfacing

[ sur-fuh-sing ]
/ ˈsɜr fə sɪŋ /

noun

the action or process of giving a finished surface to something.
the material with which something is surfaced.
the act or an instance of rising to the surface of a body of water.

Origin of surfacing

First recorded in 1855–60; surface + -ing1

Definition for surfacing (2 of 2)

Origin of surface

1605–15; < French, equivalent to sur- sur-1 + face face, apparently modeled on Latin superficies superficies

Related forms

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

surface

/ (ˈsɜːfɪs) /

noun


verb

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for surfacing

surface

[ sûrfəs ]

n.

The outer or topmost part of a solid structure.

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Idioms and Phrases with surfacing

surface

see on the surface; scratch the surface.


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