mul·​ti·​fac·​e·​ted ˌməl-tē-ˈfa-sə-təd How to pronounce multifaceted (audio)
: having many facets (see facet sense 1) or aspects
a multifaceted approach to health care

Examples of multifaceted in a Sentence

a multifaceted approach to health care
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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multifaceted was in 1870

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“Multifaceted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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mul·​ti·​fac·​e·​ted -ˈfas-ət-əd How to pronounce multifaceted (audio)
: having many aspects or sides

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