Definition of 'surface area'
Example sentences containing 'surface area'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They take up a large amount of surface area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The skin has the largest surface area of all the organs of the human body. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because it has a large surface area in contact with air, it helps to convey aromas to the nose. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The smaller the animal the faster it sheds heat through its skin, because the body mass is small and the surface area large in proportion to it. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Don't cut up food too small - this increases vitamin losses since a larger surface area is exposed to air and light. The Vitamin Fact Finder (1987)It will not stop pollen reaching the eyes, but the nose has a far larger surface area than the eyes, making it a bigger target for pollen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Definition of surface area from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.