See also: superfícies

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Borrowing from Latin superficiēs (top, surface), from super- (above, over) +‎ faciēs (form, configuration, shape). Doublet of surface.

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superficies (plural superficies)

  1. (geometry) A two-dimensional magnitude that has length and breadth; especially such a surface that forms the boundary of a solid.
    1. The area of a two-dimensional surface.
    2. The visible, external surface of a body.
      • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “The Author Permitted to See the Grand Academy of Lagado. []”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. [] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume II, London: [] Benj[amin] Motte, [], →OCLC, part III (A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdribb, Luggnagg, and Japan), page 72:
        The Superficies was compoſed of ſeveral bits of Wood, about the bigneſs of a Dye, but ſome larger than others.
  2. The surface (of something immaterial, especially of the mind or soul).
  3. (law) A building intimately associated with the land on which it is built.

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superficies

  1. plural of superficie

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superficies f

  1. plural of superficie

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superficies

  1. plural of superficie

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Etymology edit

From super- (above, over) +‎ faciēs (form, configuration, shape).

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superficiēs f (genitive superficiēī); fifth declension

  1. the top, surface (upper side of a thing)
  2. (law) a building (as opposed to the land on which it is built)
  3. (geometry) a superficies
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Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative superficiēs superficiēs
Genitive superficiēī superficiērum
Dative superficiēī superficiēbus
Accusative superficiem superficiēs
Ablative superficiē superficiēbus
Vocative superficiēs superficiēs

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  • superficies”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • superficies”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • superficies in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • superficies in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • superficies”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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superficies f pl

  1. plural of superficie