facet

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noun fac·et \ˈfa-sət\

Definition of facet

  1. 1 :  a small plane surface (as on a cut gem) — see brilliant illustration

  2. 2 :  any of the definable aspects that make up a subject (as of contemplation) or an object (as of consideration)

  3. 3 :  the external corneal surface of an ommatidium

  4. 4 :  a smooth flat circumscribed anatomical surface (as of a bone)

faceted

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facetted

play \ˈfa-sə-təd\ adjective

Examples of facet in a sentence

  1. Each facet of the problem requires careful attention.

  2. the different facets of our culture

  3. Which facet of his character is most appealing?

  4. the facets of a diamond

Origin and Etymology of facet

French facette, diminutive of face


First Known Use: 1625

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FACET Defined for English Language Learners

facet

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noun fac·et \ˈfa-sət\

Definition of facet for English Language Learners

  • : a part or element of something

  • : a small, flat surface on a jewel


FACET Defined for Kids

facet

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noun fac·et \ˈfa-sət\

Definition of facet for Students

  1. :  one of the small flat surfaces on a cut gem


Medical Dictionary

facet

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noun fac·et \ˈfas-ət\

Medical Definition of facet

  1. :  a smooth flat or nearly flat circumscribed anatomical surface <the articular facet of a bone>

faceted

or

facetted

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