Definition of facade noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    facade

     noun
    (also façade)noun
    NAmE//fəˈsɑd//
     
     
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  1. 1the front of a building a classical facade
  2. 2[usually singular] the way that someone or something appears to be, which is different from the way someone or something really is She managed to maintain a facade of indifference. They seem happy together, but it's all a facade. Squalor and poverty lay behind the city's glittering facade.
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