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surface British & World English

The outside part or uppermost layer of something

surface English Thesaurus

the paint on the metal surface of the door began to blister

surface-mount British & World English

(Of an electronic component) having leads that are designed to be soldered on the side of a circuit board that the body of the component is mounted on

surface noise British & World English

Extraneous noise heard when a record is played, caused by imperfections in the grooves of the record or in the pickup system

surface water British & World English

Water that collects on the surface of the ground

work surface British & World English

Another term for worktop.

surface-active British & World English

(Of a substance, such as a detergent) tending to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved

surface tension British & World English

The tension of the surface film of a liquid caused by the attraction of the particles in the surface layer by the bulk of the liquid, which tends to minimize surface area

surface-to-surface British & World English

(Of a missile) designed to be fired from one point on the ground or a vessel at another such point or vessel

air-to-surface British & World English

Directed or operating from an aircraft in flight to the surface of the sea or other body of water

artificial surface British & World English

A carpetlike playing surface used in stadiums instead of natural grass

surface chemistry British & World English

The branch of chemistry concerned with the processes occurring at interfaces between phases, especially that between liquid and gas

surface structure British & World English

(In transformational grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying logical form

surface-to-air British & World English

(Of a missile) designed to be fired from the ground or a vessel at an aircraft

scratch the surface British & World English

Deal with a matter only in the most superficial way

surface boundary layer British & World English

The lowest layer of the earth’s atmosphere extending to about one kilometer. Winds within it are affected by friction with the earth’s surface

resurface British & World English

Put a new coating on or re-form (a surface, especially a road)

subsurface British & World English

The stratum or strata below the earth’s surface

surface area in surface British & World English

The area of an outer part or uppermost layer of something

surface waters in surface water British & World English

The top layer of a body of water

undersurface British & World English

The lower or under surface of something

scratch the surface in scratch British & World English

Deal with a matter only in the most superficial way

artificial turf in artificial surface British & World English

A carpetlike playing surface used in stadiums instead of natural grass

on the surface in surface English Thesaurus

it sounded plausible enough on the surface


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