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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 su·per·fi·cial /ˌsupɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 su·per·fi·cial /ˌsupɝˈfɪʃəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·per·fi·cial a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage.
 2. Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge.
 This superficial tale
 Is but a preface of her worthy praise.   --Shak.
    He is a presumptuous and superficial writer.   --Burke.
    That superficial judgment, which happens to be right without deserving to be so.   --J. H. Newman.
 -- Su*per*fi*cial*ly, adv. -- Su*per*fi*cial*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or
             penetrating emotionally or intellectually;
             "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his
             thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial
             knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the
             true picture"; "only superficial differences" [ant: profound]
      2: relating to a surface; "superficial measurements"; "the
         superficial area of the wall"
      3: of little substance or significance; "a few superficial
         editorial changes"; "only trivial objections" [syn: trivial]
      4: involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep";
         "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound" [syn: skin-deep,