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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Even though it was designed as a children’s cartoon, Avatar’s mix of complex world-building and charming, multifaceted characters has been nearly unparalleled. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The Dragon Prince is influenced by Avatar: The Last Airbender in the best ways," 7 Sep. 2018 This creates a multifaceted space that is able to act as a home as well as create room for community events and workshops. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "This house in Tokyo brings the street inside—literally," 14 Aug. 2018 The roots of this stigma are multifaceted, complex, and worthy of attention. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health 'Taboo' In Black Community," 24 Sep. 2018 To make pieces and rooms that are multifaceted, that blend different genres of architecture and design. Amy Preiser, ELLE Decor, "Justin Timberlake to Design and Curate Home Line," 16 Apr. 2012 The threat lies in China’s commitment to a mercantilist economic model and in particular its well-funded, top-down, multifaceted program to surpass the U.S. and its allies in the development of key technologies. Thomas J. Duesterberg, WSJ, "The Deal America and China Need," 26 Nov. 2018 Zucker’s page shows the complex, multifaceted nature of pregnancy loss. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 This multifaceted cocktail, human growth-factor proponents assert, most closely resembles the mix of compounds involved in the body’s own repair process that’s impossible to copy in a lab. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 The Fridge An entire article or three could be devoted to this one big-ticket item, but here’s the short version of how to this multifaceted machine clean according to Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance, a Neighborly company. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of multifaceted

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multifaceted was in 1870

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English Language Learners Definition of multifaceted

: having many different parts : having many facets

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