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1. One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal.
2. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
3. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.
4. One of numerous aspects, as of a subject.

[French facette, from Old French, diminutive of face, face; see face.]

fac′et·ed, fac′et·ted adj.


(Jewellery) having facets
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faceted - having facetsfaceted - having facets; "a faceted diamond"  
unfaceted - lacking facets; "an unfaceted gem"


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The owners of houses in which much property had been left, brought there from other houses, complained of the injustice of taking everything to the Faceted Palace in the Kremlin; others insisted that as the French had gathered things from different houses into this or that house, it would be unfair to allow its owner to keep all that was found there.
Yet the faceted options are not consistently in the same location and certainly do not always contain the same fields and options.
Grouping information as categories during browsing, also called faceted browsing or faceted navigation, is one of the approaches proposed for enhancing the users' browsing experience.
This paper looks at Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) to investigate how a faceted classification can be expressed in RDF and shared on the Semantic Web.
In the late 1970s, faceted search was available when a user queried a commercial database such as PROMT or Disclosure using a human-assigned tag in an index field.
Currently, third on the list is poorly implemented faceted navigation.
Faceted search, or guided navigation, has become the de facto standard for e-commerce and product-related Web sites, from big box stores to product review sites.
3 million-s/f project consists of two 48-story towers of faceted, multi-colored glass.
A beautifully faceted diamond may be forever, but there are many types of facets in crystals that, until now, seemed to be never.
The two long sides are handled in completely different ways: the south-west front is faceted horizontally, with full-height glazing inclined outwards from floor to ceiling, the north east side is faceted vertically in continuous triangular bays which Avery calls 'oriels'.
This faceted undersurface is important to its stability.
Building on the dtSearch Engine APIs, Contegra Systems' Kaleido Search Offers "Plug and Play" Faceted Searching to Content-Rich Websites and Other Applications