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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

See: appearance, confront, endure, look, suffer, withstand
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Square face This face shape consists of a strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones.
Intriguingly, brain tissue specialized for face perception was located in one monkey's left hemisphere and in the other's right hemisphere.
Milliron's face, scanned by the cameras, ended up in a U.
A receding face issue is a very fact-sensitive matter.
The fluid film separating the seal faces may only be several millionths of an inch thick, making small changes in the seal geometry critical in the performance of the rotary union (figure 5).
Faces are important right from the start; newborn infants have an innate preference to fixate on a face rather than other visual patterns.
After this adaptation period, the participants were visually presented with a series of faces that had varying expressions and were asked to classify the faces as happy or sad.
They also asserted that although the ISPV for cars and human faces are often identical, the N170 tend to be larger for faces than for cars.
In other words, many of us have a square face like Minnie, but few of us have her luxurious curls.
Beloved and Sethe are bound to faces that condemn as much as comfort, faces that make an appeal at the moment of death.
Here's how to maintain afresh face throughout the day