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  • n. The total area on the surface of a three-dimensional figure.

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  • n. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

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Examples

  • The surface area of a sphere is proportional to the square of the radius ESK.

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  • Though the simple surface area of the brain is about a twentieth of a square meter, the folding brings its effective surface area to 1.5 square meters, a thirtyfold increase in brain power with no increase in head size.

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  • Terminal velocity depends upon atmospheric pressure, mass distri¬≠bution, and surface area as much as upon gravity.

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  • Individual leaves have also evolved to present as much surface area as possible to the heavens, so a single big tree, with its foliage running into the hundreds of thousands, may easily amount to a half-acre of solar-collecting chlorophyll surface.

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  • Valves are incomplete partitions, sometimes muscular, which can serve to regulate or slow down the flow of material through the gut, or simply increase the surface area of the interior of the caecum.

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