facet

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English[edit]

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various facet patterns for diamonds
facets in the compound eye of a dragonfly

Etymology[edit]

From French facette

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

facet (plural facets)

  1. Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
    This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.
  2. One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
    The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.
  3. One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
    We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it.
  4. (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
  5. (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.
    the articular facet of a bone
  6. (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
  7. (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.

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Verb[edit]

facet (third-person singular simple present facets, present participle faceting or facetting, simple past and past participle faceted or facetted)

  1. To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Faceting and faceted are more common in the US. Facetting and facetted are more common in the UK.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French facette (facet), diminutive of face.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fasɛt/, [faˈsɛd̥]

Noun[edit]

facet c (singular definite facetten, plural indefinite facetter)

  1. facet

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Polish[edit]

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facet m

  1. (colloquial) guy, fellow, chap

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