Facies Definition

fāshē-ēz, -shēz
The general appearance, aspect, or nature of anything.
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A particular modification of the appearance or composition of a community.
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The appearance of the face as indicative of a specific disease or condition.
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The characteristics of a rock body or part of a rock body that differentiate it from others, as in appearance, composition, etc.
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A surface.
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Origin of Facies

  • Latin faciēs dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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