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"face value" in British English

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face valuenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌfeɪs ˈvæl.juː/  us   /ˌfeɪs ˈvæl.juː/
the ​value or ​price that is ​shown on something such as ​stamps, ​coins, or ​papermoney
(Definition of face value from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"face value" in American English

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face valuenoun [C usually sing]

the value or ​priceshown, for ​example on a ​stamp, a ​coin, or a ​bill
(Definition of face value from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"face value" in Business English

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face valuenoun [U]

uk   us   also ( US face amount)
FINANCE the ​amount that is shown on a ​banknote, a ​coin, etc.: The ​bonds are ​trading at just 40% of face ​value.
(Definition of face value from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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