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Meaning of FACET

Pronunciation:  'fasit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
  2. [n]  a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)

FACET is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: aspect
 See Also: characteristic, feature, sector, side, sphere, subfigure, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fac"et\, n. [F. facette, dim. of face face. See {Face}.]
    1. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a
       diamond. [Written also {facette}.]
    2. (Anat.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular
       facet of a bone.
    3. (Arch.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a
    4. (Zo["o]l.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up
       the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
  2. \Fac"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faceted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A bony prominence on the vertebral arch which forms a joint with similar projection on the upper or lower aspect of an adjacent vertebra.
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