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surface

3 adjective
     
surface3 [only before noun]
1 relating to the part of the army, navy etc that travels by land or on the sea, rather than by air or under the sea:
the Navy's surface forces
2 appearing to be true or real, but not representing what someone really feels or what something is really like [= superficial]:
Beneath the surface calm, she felt very insecure.

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