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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First Known Use of multifaceted

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Multifaceted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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