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Meaning of surface

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: on the surface; "surface materials of the moon" [ant:
             {overhead}, {subsurface}]
      n 1: the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer
           constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a
           special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a
           pattern of red dots on a white surface"
      2: the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-
         dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the
         water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface";
         "the sun has no distinct surface"
      3: the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes
         originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the
         Earth's surface is covered by water" [syn: {surface},
         {Earth's surface}]
      4: a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of
         something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
      5: information that has become public; "all the reports were out
         in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
         [syn: {open}, {surface}]
      6: a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative
         to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
         [syn: {airfoil}, {aerofoil}, {control surface}, {surface}]
      v 1: come to the surface [syn: {surface}, {come up}, {rise up},
      2: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface;
         "coat the cake with chocolate" [syn: {coat}, {surface}]
      3: appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at
         the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
         [syn: {come on}, {come out}, {turn up}, {surface}, {show up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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