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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.

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"Manifold-manifold distance and its application to face recognition with image sets" IEEETrans.
The N170 specificity to human faces has become paradigmatic for much debate, as some argued that this component is not exclusively sensitive to faces (Rousselet et al, 2004; Rousselet et al, 2005; Thierry et al, 2007a; Thierry et al, 2007b).
One way to increase the difficulty of making gender decisions to faces is to remove the external features (hair style and face outline) leaving the eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth region.
So as demands and commands to use more technology, more online components, and take up less of the classroom space required when meeting students regularly face to face increase, concerns mount regarding potential consequences for everyone involved.
Macaques communicate mostly by looking at each other, face to face. This might explain why imitation is an important skill among these animals.
While in many ways it could have been easier to conduct business via phone, fax and mail, for many businesses "face to face" interaction was key to growth.
As in Experiments 1 and 2, it was clear from Experiment 3 that the internal features of both familiar and unfamiliar faces were more important to face processing than the external features of faces.
Preliminary results from a study she conducted last year, she says, suggest that "they are able to talk with one another about issues that bother them more readily online than when they are talking face to face."
With the moderate success of the nobake cores in green sand, Durametal attempted to face the green sand with nobake sand at the molding machine with some simple pattern designs already set up for the matchplate molding machine.
No leader rivaled the authority of Moses, the only human with the courage to speak to God face to face and therefore to receive the law.
Gopin speaks, for example, of the importance of the face to face encounter in Jewish teaching.