mul·​ti·​fac·​e·​ted | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈfa-sə-təd How to pronounce multifaceted (audio) , -ˌtī-\

Definition of multifaceted

: 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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Bipolar disorder is a complicated, multifaceted mental illness that can significantly impact someone’s daily life. Carolyn Kylstra, SELF, "Mental Health Awareness Means Talking About All Types of Mental Illness," 29 Mar. 2019 The two spoke for an hour and a half, and Kingston was blown away by DeLunas’ multifaceted tool kit and understanding of how to optimize player performance. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "The most interesting man in baseball? It might be Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas," 28 Aug. 2018 The multifaceted stand-up comic incorporates music and drawings into his act, yet still somehow comes off as something of a minimalist. Michael Andor Brodeur,, "The Weekender: Wrinkles in time, tricks up sleeves, and ‘Pretty in Pink’," 8 Mar. 2018 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

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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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