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

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a multifaceted approach to health care
Recent Examples on the Web That is, for Crawford, healthism flattened the health of whole populations from a dynamic and multifaceted issue with many and varied influences, to a simple matter of personal responsibility. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "We Have to Stop Thinking of Being ‘Healthy’ as Being Morally Better," 7 Aug. 2020 The place and role of wolves in the wild is a complicated, multifaceted issue, but Leopold’s writing has deeper resonance than predator control. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Getting Lost in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness," 2 June 2020 The multifaceted effects of Covid-19 and responses to it mean that modeling its health effects must extend beyond tracking SARS-CoV-2 infections and deaths and also include the best estimates of health and social consequences more broadly. Vinay Prasad, STAT, "Covid-19, a ‘supernova in human history,’ will need multiple perspectives to understand and manage," 14 May 2020 Despite multifaceted characters and convincing performances (particularly from Cosio and Soria), Lemus and Chávez’s dialogue sometimes feels preachy, mawkish or on-the-nose. Judy Berman, Time, "Netflix's Sharp New Dramedy Gentefied Tells a Different Kind of Gentrification Story," 13 Feb. 2020 The 4th Trimester Project, which is part of the Jordan Institute for Families within UNC’s School of Social Work, is using a multifaceted strategy to make the postpartum experience safer, more fulfilling, and easier to navigate. SELF, "Postpartum Care in America Is Shamefully Inadequate. Here's What Needs to Change.," 25 Oct. 2019 These efforts reflect the city’s multifaceted approach to handling the city’s homeless, many of whom also struggle with mental illness and drug addiction. Kevin Fagan,, "Plan could put tents for homeless in parks," 29 Apr. 2020 Sorkin’s biography is as colorful and multifaceted as his persona. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Michael Sorkin, architecture’s brilliant sage, has died of complications from Covid-19," 28 Mar. 2020 Even while many understand the public safety concerns, food truck operators have still felt the ramifications of the health crisis in multifaceted ways. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Phoenix-area food trucks are embracing creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of multifaceted

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Multifaceted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of multifaceted

: having many different parts : having many facets

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