(in architectural shades and shadows) a surface in a plane tangent to the parallel rays from the theoretical light source, treated as a shade surface.
noun 1. the surface upon which an image or a set of points is projected.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a surface formed by revolving a plane curve about a given line.
noun 1. Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat. surface plate noun 1. another name for faceplate (sense 2)
[sur-fis-prin-ting] /ˈsɜr fɪsˌprɪn tɪŋ/ noun 1. planography.