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"Facade" refers to the principal face of a building, but it can be used more generally to reference any side of a building facing a street or open space. The word "facade" is derived from the French word "fa├žade", meaning front.

A facade is also something's appearance that is presented to others, especially which gives you a deceptive impressions such as a facade of a happy marriage, or facade of wealth.
They are trying to keep a facade of a happy marriage for their child.


In architecture, a facade is the exterior wall or face of a building which has a special architectural treatment. The facade systems are attached or suspended to the exterior wall of buildings, and generally designed for an easy mounting system.

Examples of architectural facades:

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Facade is the mask we put on in order to give others a false impression.
He has a graceful heart behind his facade of rudeness.
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