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{adj: denominational} relating to the face value of a banknote, coin, or stamp

{adj: down} being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"
"the moon is down"
"our team is down by a run"
"down by a pawn"
"the stock market is down today"
<-> up

{adj: nominal} being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power
"nominal or face value"
<-> real

{adj: up} being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
"the anchor is up"
"the sun is up"
"he lay face up"
"he is up by a pawn"
"the market is up"
"the corn is up"
<-> down

{n: double indemnity} a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death

{n: face value} the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth

{n: kite} a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

{n: par value, face value, nominal value} the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value

{n: token money} coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value

{n: zero-coupon security, zero coupon security} a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value

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