surface area

surface area
noun
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary (Freq. 2)
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the area of a rectangle

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it was about 500 square feet in area

Syn: ↑area, ↑expanse
Derivationally related forms: ↑areal (for: ↑area)
Hypernyms: ↑extent
Hyponyms:

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surface area UK US noun [countable] [singular surface area plural surface areas] maths
the total area of a surface or surfaces, especially the outside surfaces of an object

enough paint to cover a surface area of 900 square feet

Thesaurus: outer parts of objects or spaceshyponym central parts of objects or spacessynonym

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noun [singular]
: the amount of area covered by the surface of something

The lake has roughly the same surface area as 10 football fields.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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