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Pronunciation:  `soopur'fishee`eez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  outer surface of an area or a body
  2. [n]  the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance; "the audience was held by the substance of the play rather than by the superficies of the production"-R.W.Speaight

SUPERFICIES is a 11 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: appearance, surface, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Su`per*fi"cies\, n. [L., fr. super above, over +
facies make, figure, shape. See {Surface}.]
1. The surface; the exterior part, superficial area, or face
   of a thing.

2. (Civil Law)
   (a) Everything on the surface of a piece of ground, or of
       a building, so closely connected by art or nature as
       to constitute a part of it, as houses, or other
       superstructures, fences, trees, vines, etc.
   (b) A real right consisting of a grant by a landed
       proprietor of a piece of ground, bearing a strong
       resemblance to the long building leases granted by
       landholders in England, in consideration of a rent,
       and under reservation of the ownership of the soil.
       --Bouvier. Wharton.