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facade


noun

  1. Architecture.
    1. the front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one.
    2. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
  2. a superficial appearance or illusion of something: They managed somehow to maintain a facade of wealth.

noun

  1. the face of a building, esp the main front
  2. a front or outer appearance, esp a deceptive one
n.

1650s, “front of a building,” from French façade (16c.), from Italian facciata, from faccia “face,” from Vulgar Latin *facia (see face (n.)). Figurative use by 1845.

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