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facet

a small polished surface of a cut gem; aspect; phase; side: Consider every facet of the argument.
Not to be confused with:
faucet – a device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe by opening or closing it; a tap or spigot: You’ll need a plumber to fix that leaky faucet.
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fac·et

 (făs′ĭt)
n.
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.
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facet

(ˈfæsɪt)
n
1. (Jewellery) any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone
2. an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality
3. (Architecture) architect the raised surface between the flutes of a column
4. (Zoology) any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod
5. (Anatomy) anatomy any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone
vb, -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting or -etted
(Jewellery) (tr) to cut facets in (a gemstone)
[C17: from French facette a little face]
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fac•et

(ˈfæs ɪt)

n., v. -et•ed, -et•ing (esp. Brit.) -et•ted, -et•ting. n.
1. one of the small polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.
2. a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc.
3. aspect; phase: all facets of production.
4. one of the corneal lenses of a compound arthropod eye.
5. a small, smooth, flat area on a hard surface, esp. on a bone or a tooth.
v.t.
6. to cut facets on.
[1615–25; < French facette little face. See face, -et]
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facet


Past participle: faceted/facetted
Gerund: faceting/facetting

Imperative
facet
facet
Present
I facet
you facet
he/she/it facets
we facet
you facet
they facet
Preterite
I faceted/facetted
you faceted/facetted
he/she/it faceted/facetted
we faceted/facetted
you faceted/facetted
they faceted/facetted
Present Continuous
I am faceting/facetting
you are faceting/facetting
he/she/it is faceting/facetting
we are faceting/facetting
you are faceting/facetting
they are faceting/facetting
Present Perfect
I have faceted/facetted
you have faceted/facetted
he/she/it has faceted/facetted
we have faceted/facetted
you have faceted/facetted
they have faceted/facetted
Past Continuous
I was faceting/facetting
you were faceting/facetting
he/she/it was faceting/facetting
we were faceting/facetting
you were faceting/facetting
they were faceting/facetting
Past Perfect
I had faceted/facetted
you had faceted/facetted
he/she/it had faceted/facetted
we had faceted/facetted
you had faceted/facetted
they had faceted/facetted
Future
I will facet
you will facet
he/she/it will facet
we will facet
you will facet
they will facet
Future Perfect
I will have faceted/facetted
you will have faceted/facetted
he/she/it will have faceted/facetted
we will have faceted/facetted
you will have faceted/facetted
they will have faceted/facetted
Future Continuous
I will be faceting/facetting
you will be faceting/facetting
he/she/it will be faceting/facetting
we will be faceting/facetting
you will be faceting/facetting
they will be faceting/facetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been faceting/facetting
you have been faceting/facetting
he/she/it has been faceting/facetting
we have been faceting/facetting
you have been faceting/facetting
they have been faceting/facetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been faceting/facetting
you will have been faceting/facetting
he/she/it will have been faceting/facetting
we will have been faceting/facetting
you will have been faceting/facetting
they will have been faceting/facetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been faceting/facetting
you had been faceting/facetting
he/she/it had been faceting/facetting
we had been faceting/facetting
you had been faceting/facetting
they had been faceting/facetting
Conditional
I would facet
you would facet
he/she/it would facet
we would facet
you would facet
they would facet
Past Conditional
I would have faceted/facetted
you would have faceted/facetted
he/she/it would have faceted/facetted
we would have faceted/facetted
you would have faceted/facetted
they would have faceted/facetted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facet - a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
side - an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side"
sector, sphere - a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life"
surface - a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
2.facet - a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)facet - a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
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facet

noun
1. aspect, part, face, side, phase, angle The caste system shapes nearly every facet of Indian life.
2. face, side, surface, plane, slant The stones shone back at her, a thousand facets of light in their white-gold settings.
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facet

noun
The particular angle from which something is considered:
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Translations
وَجْه، مَلْمَح، صِفَهوُجَيْه، سُطَيْح الماسَه
fasetastránka
facetsideaspekt
askelhioapuolitahovaihe
csiszolt felület
hliî, flötur
plokštuma
aspektsšķautne
fazeta

facet

[ˈfæsɪt] N (= feature) → faceta f, aspecto m; [of gem] → lado m, faceta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

facet

[ˈfæsɪt] n
(= aspect) [personality] → facette f; [issue, situation, problem, question] → facette f
There are many facets to this problem → Ce problème a de multiples facettes.
[diamond, gem] → facette f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

facet

n (lit)Facette f; (fig)Seite f, → Aspekt m
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facet

[ˈfæsɪt] n (of gem) → sfaccettatura, faccetta (fig) → sfaccettatura, aspetto, lato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

facet

(ˈfasit) noun
1. a side of a many-sided object, especially a cut jewel. the facets of a diamond.
2. an aspect or view of a subject. There are several facets to this question.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

fac·et

n. faceta, pequeña parte lisa en la superficie de una estructura dura semejante a la de los huesos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

facet

n (anat) faceta; — joint injection inyección facetaria (form), inyección en la faceta articular
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