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Surface area   /sˈərfəs ˈɛriə/   Listen
Surface area

The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.  Synonyms: area, expanse.  "It was about 500 square feet in area"

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"Surface area" Quotes from Famous Books

... capable of holding on to quite a bit of water, mostly by adhesion. For example, I'm sure that at one time or another you have picked up a wet stone from a river or by the sea. A thin film of water clings to its surface. This is adhesion. The more surface area there is, the greater the amount of moisture that can be held by adhesion. If we crushed that stone into dust, we would greatly increase the amount of water that could adhere to the original material. ...
— Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway • Steve Solomon

Words linked to "Surface area" :   extent, balk, space, footprint, area, land area, place, acreage, expanse, plane section, erasure, blank space, section, baulk

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