Definition of fascia in English:


Syllabification: fas·ci·a
Pronunciation: /ˈfaSH(ē)ə, ˈfā-


  • 1 (chiefly British also facia) A wooden board or other flat piece of material such as that covering the ends of rafters.
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    • We used beautiful recycled redwood for barge rafters, fascia boards and decking.
    • If there's too much roof overhang, pad out the gutter with wood blocks on the fascia; if there's too little, extend the drip edge.
    • To face one end of the bench, they cut short vertical strips with beveled edges from the fascia board; the other end they wrapped with fascia board.
  • 1.1A covering, typically a detachable one, for the front part of a cellular phone.
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    • Sadly and finally, after being dropped about fifty times, my clunky but much-admired mobile phone fascia has finally given up the ghost.
    • Brighten up and refresh your mobile phone with a new fascia, cover or housing.
    • The T6 screw driver is required to change phone fascia covers and housings for most Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Siemens and many more mobile phones.
  • 1.2(In classical architecture) a long flat surface between moldings on an architrave.
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    • Inside, too, the dramatic swoops and swirls of the present model's fascia have been replaced by a more restrained architecture.
    • The London-based developer replaced floors, ceilings, fascia and décor in the former Corporation House which for years hosted hundreds of British Telecom staff and civil servants.
    • A crown molding added on top of the facia will dress up the facia but should be attached so it will line up smoothly with the slope of the roof.
  • 1.3chiefly British The dashboard of a motor vehicle.
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    • The steel unibody has fascias made of recyclable TSOP plastic.
    • Primary parts include fascias, rocker panel skirts, crash pads, instrument panels, glove boxes and center consoles.
    • Thankfully, the latest breed of electronic tachographs are much easier to fit into the facias of such vehicles than the older style units were.
  • 2 (plural fasciae /-SHēˌē/) Anatomy A thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ.
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    • After careful dissection through the subcutaneous tissue and the fascia, a small incision was made at the peritoneum.
    • The irregular type is found in the dermis of the skin, deep fascia surrounding and defining muscles, capsules of organs, and nerve sheaths.
    • This area, which included fascia, muscle, and subcutaneous tissue, was debrided until viable margins were obtained.



Pronunciation: /ˈfaSH(ē)əl, fā-/
sense 2.
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  • These impairments may include pain, loss of active and passive trunk range of motion, decreased rib mobility, muscle imbalances, and fascial restriction.
  • In summary, caution should be used when performing minimal-incision fascial releases because of the proximity of neurovascular structures.
  • Bacterial toxins and enzymes facilitate the spread of the bacteria through the skin, especially through the subcutaneous tissue and fascial planes.


mid 16th century: from Latin, 'band, doorframe', related to fasces. Compare with fess1.

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