sur'face struc"ture

Ling.(in transformational-generative grammar)
1. a structural representation of the final syntactic form of a sentence, as it exists after the transformational component has modified a deep structure. Cf. deep structure.
2. the string of words that is actually produced.

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surface roadsurface tension


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