facework

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

face +‎ work

Noun[edit]

facework (uncountable)

  1. The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building.
  2. (sociology, psychology) The communicative strategies involved in upholding face, or social prestige.
  3. (mining) work done at the face, such as the coalface

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (material of outside or front side): facing