mul·ti·fac·e·ted | \-ˈfa-sə-təd \

Definition of multifaceted 

: having many facets (see facet sense 1) or aspects a multifaceted approach to health care

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a multifaceted approach to health care

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After joining Stax in 1965 as director of promotions, Bell parlayed that post into a multifaceted career at Stax that included stints as a songwriter and producer (Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Emotions) in addition to his executive roles. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Stax Legend Al Bell on Black Music's Living Legacy and Power: 'My Life's Mission Is to Make Sure It Doesn't Die'," 6 July 2018 Feminism and nationalism: An uneasy alliance Nationalism is a multifaceted concept that may simultaneously promote emancipatory and repressive principles. Huda Alsahi, Washington Post, "Saudi women can drive starting Sunday. Why are feminists there still labeled traitors?," 20 June 2018 That’s a multifaceted improvement plan for a complex problem, one too nuanced to be encapsulated in just one sound bite. Rich Campbell,, "Jordan Howard's criticism of 'basic' offense highlights Bears' complex problem," 1 Feb. 2018 Not so in 120 BPM, which follows AIDS activists in Paris with a multifaceted affection. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "21 LGBTQ Movies Everyone Should See," 22 June 2018 The movie gives a multifaceted view of what a superhero can be, and the women of Wakanda show that T'Challa couldn't be king without their support. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "5 ways that 'Black Panther' celebrates and elevates black women," 16 Feb. 2018 Deer Valley Rock Art Center More than 1,500 petroglyphs are scattered around the center in north east Glendale, offering a multifaceted view of the past. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 The Kinsey Collection, amassed by Los Angeles philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, melds four centuries of African-American art, history and culture into a single, multifaceted look at the black experience in America. Amy S. Eckert,, "Art, slavery and civil rights: Black history comes alive at these Midwest museums," 12 Feb. 2018 In 2017, Carpenter Realtors® and its CEO David Caveness received the RISMedia National Homeownership Award for their multifaceted approach to community involvement. Carpenter Realtors, Indianapolis Star, "Working with Carpenter Realtors® means giving back to your community," 9 July 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of multifaceted

: having many different parts : having many facets

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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