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English definition of “surface”

surface

noun (TOP)    /ˈsɜː.fɪs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 [C] the outer or top part or layer of something: Tropical rain forests used to cover ten percent of the Earth's surface. The marble has a smooth, shiny surface. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon.Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects [C] the top layer of a field or track on which sports are played: The match will be played on an artificial/all-weather surface.Surfaces on which sports take place [C] the flat top part of a table, cupboard, etc.: a work surface Don't put anything wet on a polished surface, or it will leave a mark.Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects
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