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surface 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈsərfis/,
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surfaces, plural;
  1. Of, relating to, or occurring on the upper or outer part of something
    • - surface workers at the copper mines
  2. Denoting ships that travel on the surface of the water as distinct from submarines
    • - the surface fleet
  3. Carried by or denoting transportation by sea or overland as contrasted with by air
    • - surface mail
Verb
  1. Rise or come up to the surface of the water or the ground
    • - he surfaced from his dive
  2. Come to people's attention; become apparent
    • - the quarrel first surfaced two years ago
  3. (of a person) Appear after having been asleep
    • - it was almost noon before Anthony surfaced
  4. Provide (something, esp. a road) with a particular upper or outer layer
    • - a small path surfaced with terra-cotta tiles
Noun
  1. The outside part or uppermost layer of something (often used when describing its texture, form, or extent)
    • - the earth's surface
    • - poor road surfaces
  2. The level top of something
    • - roll out the dough on a floured surface
  3. The area of such an outer part or uppermost layer
    • - the surface area of a cube
  4. The upper limit of a body of liquid
    • - fish floating on the surface of the water
  5. What is apparent on a casual view or consideration of someone or something, esp. as distinct from feelings or qualities that are not immediately obvious
    • - Tom was a womanizer, but on the surface he remained respectable
    • - we need to go beyond surface appearances
  6. A set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness


  1. on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
  2. the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
  3. coat: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
  4. the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
  5. come on: appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
  6. the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
  7. Surface was an American R&B and pop music group from 1983 to 1994 best known for its #1 pop and R&B hit "The First Time."
  8. In technical applications of 3D computer graphics (CAx) such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, surfaces are one way of representing objects. The other ways are wireframe (lines and curves) and solids. ...
  9. Surface is an American design, fashion, and lifestyle magazine based in New York City, New York. Created in 1993 by Richard Klein, Surface was based in San Francisco, California, until 2005 when the main offices moved to Brooklyn. ...
  10. Surface (originally titled Fathom) is a science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on 19 September 2005. The program aired fifteen episodes before going on hiatus on February 6, 2006 due to NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics. ...
  11. (Surfacing (album)) Surfacing is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. Released July 15, 1997, it was produced by McLachlan's frequent collaborator, Pierre Marchand. ...
  12. (Surfacing (novel)) Surfacing is the second published novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972. ...
  13. The up-side of a flat object such as a table; The outside hull of a tangible object; (geometry) The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space; To provide something with a surface; To apply a surface to something; To rise to ...
  14. (Surfaced (paper ~)) Paper having undergone a sizing process in order to improve characteristics of the surface. The Size Press is also called gluing press. The amount of the sizing pigments is less than 8g per sqm per side
  15. (Surfaced) Lumber that has gone through a planer so that its sides are smooth and uniform in size.
  16. (Surfaced) Refers to lumber that has been dressed by a planing machine for the purpose of attaining smoothness of surface and uniformity of size. Surfacing may be done on one side or edge, or all sides.
  17. (Surfaced) The American term that is used to describe lumber that has been planed.
  18. (Surfaces) The entire obverse and reverse faces of a coin.
  19. (Surfaces) A surface is a way of modelling space that attempts to treat it as continuous rather than sub-dividing it into discrete features such as polygons. Surfaces are usually modelled either as raster data or digital terrain models.
  20. (Surfaces) Chime (and hence Protein Explorer) can display surfaces of selected atoms. These are solvent-accessible surfaces that represent the contact path of a sphere rolled around the outside of the cluster of selected atoms. The probe sphere is, by default, 1. ...
  21. (Surfaces) In CAD systems, wireframe models with "skin;" can cast shadows or exhibit shades.
  22. (Surfaces) In the case of simpler qualities, e.g. C60 normal steel, the scissors are ¾ Nickel plated and burnished (i.e. not including the inner side of the blade). ...
  23. (Surfaces) The visible portions of an object. One object can have many different surfaces.
  24. (Surfaces) represents a 3D surface (e.g. topography, water surface) as a series of points stored as one feature. uses 4 dimensions (x, y, z and time). This type of feature may be used in conjunction with lines/contours to describe bathymetry or elevation.
  25. Hard surfaces in ceramic, glass, stone, or concrete.