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

Examples of multifaceted in a Sentence

a multifaceted approach to health care

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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 The Boston Latin imbroglio quickly became a multifaceted nightmare. Adrian Walker,, "Another BPS superintendent has come and gone. Now what?," 1 July 2018 By design, Rawling, the initial benefactor, had a multifaceted plan for using the site, and raising funds, because visitor revenue simply wouldn’t cover upkeep. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rethinking the modern house museum," 12 Oct. 2018 The best strategy will likely be a multifaceted blend of lifestyle changes, therapy, and medication that get you closer to living life with less fear. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is There a Difference Between an Anxiety Attack and a Panic Attack?," 12 Sep. 2018 In honor of Reynolds’s multifaceted and storied career, here are six performances that explain his legacy. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "6 performances that explain Burt Reynolds," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of multifaceted

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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