• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Facies The anterior part of the head; the face.
    • Facies (Zoöl) The face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill.
    • Facies (Biol) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its environment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n facies The face; specifically, in anatomy, the facial part of the skull or of the head.
    • n facies Features, visage, countenance, or physiognomy.
    • n facies Hence The whole outside figure; the general configuration.
    • n facies Hence The general aspect or appearance of anything; superficial characteristics or features; specifically, the general aspect which an organism presents at the first view, before the details have been considered separately: as, the facies of a country; the facies of a fauna. In zoölogy often used comparatively, in the sense of aspect or appearance: as, having the facies of Cicindela (that is, like in general appearance, but not necessarily in structure).
    • n facies Specifically — In geology, the entirety of the lithologic and paleontologic characteristics resulting from the external conditions which determine the existence of any particular fauna or flora for a given region. These characteristics are defined by physical conditions, such as climate, altitude, or bathymetry, and the geological or chemical nature of the medium.
    • n facies In phytogeography, the physiognomy or characteristic appearance of a vegetation, depending upon the one or several species which predominate in it; or, the characteristic growth itself. A plant formation has one facies when there is one controlling species, and several when there are several such. See character-plant.
    • n facies In petrography, the different modifications of one mass of igneous rocks, distinguished by their texture, or by their mineral or chemical composition: as, granitic and porphyritic facies of a dike: a gabbro facies of a diorite mass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Facies fā′shi-ēz general aspect of anything: the face, features.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from, face. See Face
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

His facies was that of an intermediate sexual stage.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
We have a solid prima facie case against him.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
Yet there are some hypotheses that prima facie deserve more attention than others.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Non potui, nec si possem tam perdite amarem: Sed tu cum Tappone omnia monstra facis.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
A facie iniquitatis sublatus est justus: Et erit in pace memoria ejus.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Quid facies igitur, Anus inquit?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Absynthium romanum sic facies.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia the Old Red facies is extensively developed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Trade between neutrals has a prima facie right to go on, in spite of war, without molestation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
This is at least prima facie evidence in favor of Dr.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
This problem is assisted, at any rate prima facie, by the assumption that things must conform to the mind.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard
Altogether the fauna bears a strong Asiatic facies.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
Facies illi non modo pulchra, sed etiam venusta.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
Prima facie every signature to a bill is presumed to have been given for valuable consideration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The facies sometimes suggests that of typhoid fever.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
If Shagarach has your case, that will be prima-facie evidence in itself of your sweetheart's innocence.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
The State called the policemen, and made out a prima facie case against the negro.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
A parent who has abandoned or deserted his child is, prima facie, unfit to have the custody of the child.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
Plutarch, De Facie in Orbe Lunae, c. 12.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote
But such is surely the prima facie fact of the matter.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey

In news:

An increased understanding of the processes controlling microbial buildups, facies, and reservoirs is crucial to reduce risks and costs associated with the exploration for and development of these carbonates .
Employment – Discrimination Claim – No Prima Facie Case .
Employment – Discrimination Claims – No Prima Facie Case .
Negligence – Defective Design – Prima Facie Case .
The whole idea of a luxury smartphone seems prima facie absurd, and in my happy, carefree years before encountering Vertu I sneered at it at every opportunity.
The trial court correctly ruled that plaintiff surgical resident did not establish a prima facie case of national origin discrimination when defendant medical center denied him graduation from a surgical residency program.
Negligence – Defective Design – Prima Facie Case.
Tax Court erred in prima facie showing requirement.

In science:

Prima facie, Theorem 2.5 is counterintuitive.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
It would appear prima facie that the rejection process implicit in stochastic algorithm could (cid:112)|gkl (λi )|)/(cid:112)|gkl (λi )| replace the local density modulation of random draws needed by random coverings to cover curved H uniformly.
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
X-ray spectrum which was taken as prima facie evidence that relativistic electrons were accelerated by some shock waves.
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
So CDM-only simulations are, prima facie, unlikely to be reliable guides to the configuration of DM in and around galaxies.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Conference Summary
In particular, the action of the Hamiltonian appears prima facie to be too simple.
Canonical quantum gravity and consistent discretizations
Prima facie, both schemes concentrate on evading the (pathological) pointed differential manifold—be it the configuration space of some classical or quantum physical system, or the background spacetime arena of classical or quantum (field) physics—and they both employ ‘pointless’, categorico-algebraic methods.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
And not only do Belot’s criticisms fall wide of the mark, but prima facie there are criticisms which might be made of Belot’s own conception of the theory. I will now suggest that his version of the LFE is (B1) not useful, (B2) not significant, and (B3) doesn’t follow from the rest of the theory.
Frisch, Muller and Belot on an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics
This prima facie case that the physical world is a vir tual reality could be: 1. Spur ious. One can satisfy any requirements by appropriate assumptions. A model can always be found to explain anything.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
This statement appears to be prima facie unlike the definition (1), since F0 is not a σ -field on RT .
Differential Privacy for Functions and Functional Data
From the choice of vertices above, this is prima facie evidence that the new particle is a CP even spin 0 field with a vacuum expectation value that breaks SU (2) × U (1).
Theoretical Summary Lecture for Higgs Hunting 2012
However, the ob jects used in the canonical approach to general relativity are functionals of the canonical variables, and there is no prima facie reason for supposing they will satisfy this condition.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
The lack of any prima facie reason for excluding a combination Pi Ai [g ]Φi [g , φ]eiSi [g ] of WKB solutions, each term of which gives rise to its own intrinsic time function satisfying (5.4.11).
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
In particular, there is no prima facie Hilbert space structure, although a ‘phenomenological’ one may ‘emerge’ in some domains of the theory.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
Prima facie, it would appear that the 2-mm layer gives marginally better individual wavefronts.
Optical Tests of a 2.5-m diameter Liquid Mirror: Behavior under External Perturbations and Scattered Light Measurements
Prima facie, this seem to run counter to the predictions of the unified scheme.
Radio Emission from AGN detected by the VLA FIRST Survey