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Definición de “surface” en inglés

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surfacenoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.fɪs/  us   /ˈsɝː-/

surface noun (TOP)

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. [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. [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.
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surface noun (APPEARANCE)

B2 [S] The surface of a situation or person is what they appear to be, or the features they have that are not hidden or difficult to see: On the surface, this seems like a difficult problem, but in fact there's an easy solution to it. Beneath/Below/Under the surface of contemporary West Indian life lurk memories of slavery. Suddenly, all her anger came/rose to the surface (= became obvious).

surfaceverb

uk   /ˈsɜː.fɪs/  us   /ˈsɝː-/

surface verb (TOP)

[I] to rise to the surface of water: The submarine surfaced a few miles off the coast. [T] to cover a road or other area with a hard surface

surface verb (KNOWN)

[I] If a feeling or information surfaces, it becomes known: Doubts are beginning to surface about whether the right decision has been made. A rumour has surfaced that the company is about to go out of business.

surface verb (OUT OF BED)

[I] informal to get out of bed: He never surfaces until at least 11.00 a.m. on a Sunday.

surfaceadjective

uk   /ˈsɜː.fɪs/  us   /ˈsɝː-/

surface adjective (TOP)

working or operating on the top of the land or sea, rather than under the land or sea, or by air

surface adjective (APPEARANCE)

[before noun] appearing in a particular way but not always showing the truth: his surface appearance of calm confidence
(Definition of surface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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