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  • The outer or the topmost boundary of an object.
  • A material layer constituting such a boundary.
  • Mathematics The boundary of a three-dimensional figure.
  • Mathematics The two-dimensional locus of points located in three-dimensional space.
  • Mathematics A portion of space having length and breadth but no thickness.
  • The superficial or external aspect: "a flamboyant, powerful confidence man who lives entirely on the surface of experience” ( Frank Conroy).
  • An airfoil.
  • Relating to, on, or at a surface: surface algae in the water.
  • Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
  • Superficial.
  • Apparent as opposed to real.
  • To provide with a surface or apply a surface to: surface a table with walnut; surface a road with asphalt.
  • To rise to the surface.
  • To emerge after concealment.
  • To work or dig a mine at or near the surface of the ground.
  • on the surface To all intents and purposes; to all outward appearances: a soldier who, on the surface, appeared brave and patriotic.