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Definition 1: the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth - [noun denoting attribute]

(face value is a kind of ...) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

"he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity" "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction" "the situation soon took on a different color"

Definition 2: the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for face value in the sense of this definition

(face value is a kind of ...) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

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