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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