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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 chimneys of the houses, the battlements of the walls, the faceted gables of the roofs, the spire of the Augustines, the tower of Nesle, all these projections which broke the profile of the colossal obelisk added to the illusion by displaying in eccentric fashion to the eye the indentations of a luxuriant and fantastic sculpture.
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.
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.
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
This gem has been meticulously cut and faceted by famed master gemstone carver Dr.
Siderean Software, a pioneer in faceted navigation solutions, today announced the availability of Seamark Navigator 4.
Among the enhancements in this Fall release are faceted search, search engine optimization tools and new features that enable retailers to more effectively manage their assortment and market offers across multiple eCommerce sites.
We evaluated a number of search and information access solutions and none came close to offering our users and visitors the value that Seamark Navigator's faceted navigation offers.