fa·çade also fa·cade (fə-säd)
1. The face of a building, especially the principal face.
2. An artificial or deceptive front: ideological slogans that were a façade for power struggles.
[French, from Italian facciata, from faccia, face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin faciēs; see dhē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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