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A 2-cell in a cell complex or simplicial complex etc., such as a polyhedron, is often called a face (also facet or plaquette, for instance in lattice gauge theory).

More generally one calls cells in the boundary of a cell complex faces, even if they are higher dimensional (for instance in the definition of simplices and simplicial sets).

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